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NA3HL SERIES: 50 Players, 50 Days: Brody Boyce
By NA3HL Frisco, TX., May 13, 2020 —During the current and unforeseen cancellation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NA3HL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players [...]
KIRK GOLDEN ANNOUNCED AS NEW ASSOCIATE COACH FOR THE AMERICANS
By Kevin Scott GREAT FALLS, Mont., April 8, 2020 —The Great Falls Americans, a member of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) are pleased to announce the hiring of Kirk Golden as an Ass [...]
NA3HL SERIES: 50 Players, 50 Days: Jack Olson
By NA3HL Frisco, TX., April 6, 2020 —During the current and unforeseen cancellation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NA3HL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, player [...]
406 MT SPORTS: GREAT FALLS HOCKEY GOALIE SIGNS WITH NORTHLAND COLLEGE IN WISCONSIN
By 406 MT Sports Staff March 22, 2020 GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Americans hockey goaltender Viktor Wennberg has signed a letter of intent with Northland (Wis.) College, an NCAA Division II [...]

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Americans Welcome Golden to Coaching Staff

April 8, 2020: The Americans are happy to announce that they have hired Kirk Golden as the teams new Assistant Coach. Kirk is a former pro hockey player and a North American Hockey League alum. Kirk is from Vail, Colorado and will be a great addition to our club! Click here to see his bio.


2019-20 GF Americans Schedule

All Games can be seen on the NA3HL’s official streaming service, Hockey TV with Americans Play-By-Play Announcer, Jeremy Williamson on the call for all home games.

To view the GF Americans and NA3HL schedules, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE (MARCH 13, 2020): The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced that effective immediately all regularly scheduled 2020 NA3HL Fraser Cup Playoff games have been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus and outbreak. The Great Falls Americans 2019-20 season comes to an end with a overall record of 36-9-4-1. Read the official league press release by clicking here


 

Photos: Courtesy of Great Falls Americans

GREAT FALLS, Mont., March 13, 2020 The Americans played today. They did not play the Sheridan Hawks or the Bozeman Ice Dogs. They played each other. The Veterans scored right before the buzzer and took the victory over the rookies, 13-6.

After the scrimmage, the boys found out our season was over. The NA3HL has announced that the remainder of the season is cancelled due to what is going on in the world today.

As each year comes to an end, obviously, we were not ready for an ending like this.  Our Americans were cruising; winners of 9 straight and into the second round of the playoffs with a game one win over Sheridan. We finish the season with a 36-9-5 record and feeling of what if. The team was playing really good hockey at the right time of the season.

We thank our players, families, billet families, sponsors, fans, and everybody that had a hand in this season. We are heartbroken that we can’t finish this story. We wish our age out players the best of luck in their future and we will keep Americans fans posted on upcoming college commitments and other accomplishments.

Today, we got to be on the ice together one last time. We are thankful for that opportunity.

Sincerely,

Great Falls Americans (2019-20 Team)

PLAYOFF MEDIA LINKS:

March 13, 2020: ABC/FOX Montana (KFBB): Americans season cancelled due to Coronavirus Read Article/Watch Video (Video Provided by Megan Lewis (ABC/FOX Montana)

March 11, 2020: ABC/FOX Montana (KFBB): HIGHLIGHTS: Great Falls Americans vs. Sheridan Hawks Read Article/Watch Video

March 10, 2020: ABC/FOX Montana (KFBB): Americans Prepare for Semi-Finals; Need Fan Support Read Article/Watch Video

March 6, 2020: ABC/FOX Montana (KFBB): HIGHLIGHTS: Americans run past the Bighorns in Game 1 with a 7-1 victory Watch Video


” SOLDIERS” Video created by Viktor Wennberg (2020) and performed by Otherwise


THANK YOU FROM GF AMERICANS 

The Great Falls Americans (36-9-4-1) want to take this time to thank our very talented players that we have loved watching all year long, all of the coaching staff from Owner Jim Keough to Americans General Manager/Head Coach Greg Sears to the game night staff that helped make the season successful at the Great Falls Ice Plex. We also would like to thank all our sponsors (click here for the full list) for the 2019-20 season. Last, but not least, we want to thank all of the fans who supported and came out to watch the Americans in action. Great Falls ended up leading the Frontier Division in attendance again this year (view the list)!!!

The Americans finished the regular season in third place behind the Bozeman Ice Dogs (39-7-0-1) and the Sheridan (WY) Hawks (35-11-1-1) during the regular season. Great Falls’ regular season record was 33-9-4-1 with an 18-2-3 record at the Great Falls Ice Plex and 15-7-1-1 record on the road. Great Falls won the Play-In Series (First Round) against the #6 Helena Bighorns (17-28-2-2) in two games in the best-of-three series. The #3 Americans advanced to the NA3HL Frontier Division Semi-Finals and won the first game of their three-game series against the #3 Sheridan (WY) Hawks, 4-2 at home before play was eventually postponed and cancelled due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus and outbreak.  Great Falls won two home playoff games and won one on the road before the season concluded due to the virus.

We also had some Americans win some season awards as well (see the press release when available).

Thanks also to the local media outlets including the Great Falls Tribune, ABC/FOX Montana (KFBB), KTVH (NBC in Helena) and KRTV for the great hockey coverage during the season. Hope to see you for the 2020-21 season in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). Thank You!!!

A special thanks to Laura Richesin and Tyson Tracy for taking and sharing the action photos of the games they attended this season. It was much appreciated. Fans can see their photos and other photos taken by going to our Photo Galleries page.


To view the entire 2019-20 Great Falls Americans and NA3HL league schedules, please click here.


NA3HL Frontier Division Teams

Click on the Team Link for their website and the Arena link to view information and directions to the ice rink.

** = New NA3HL team for 2020-21 Season

Teams Location Arena
Bozeman Ice Dogs Bozeman, MT Haynes Pavilion
Butte Cobras Butte, MT Butte Community Ice Center
Great Falls Americans Great Falls, MT Great Falls Ice Plex
Gillette Wild Gillette, WY Spirit Hall Ice Arena
Helena Bighorns Helena, MT Helena Ice Arena
Missoula Jr. Bruins Missoula, MT Glacier Ice Rink
Sheridan Hawks Sheridan, WY Whitney Rink in the M&M’s Center
Yellowstone Quake Cody, WY Riley Arena