2022-23 NA3HL: NA3HL STARS OF THE MONTH (FEBRUARY 2023)

2022-23 NA3HL: NA3HL Stars of the Month (Feb. 2023) The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Stars of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, are given to the top performing players in each of the three positions (Forward, Defenseman, Goaltender) of the North American 3 […]

NA3HL NEWS: NA3HL ANNOUNCES 2023 FRASER CUP PLAYOFF FORMAT

NOTE: The Great Falls Americans DID NOT QUALIFY for the 2023 Fraser Cup Playoffs. By NA3HL DALLAS, TX., March 2, 2023 —The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its format and location for the 2023 NA3HL Fraser Cup Playoffs and Championship. The Fraser Cup crowns the National playoff champion from the NA3HL. Tie-Breaking […]

2022-23 NA3HL STARS OF THE WEEK (ENDING FEBRUARY 26, 2023)

2022-23 NA3HL: Frontier Division Stars of the Week The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 26, 2023, are given to the top performing players in each of the five divisions (Central, East, Frontier, South, and […]

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2023 Great Falls Americans Summer Program

Great Falls Americans: 2023 GFA Prospect Camp

Pride. Respect. Family

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023 and Sunday, April 16, 2023

Location: Great Falls Ice Plex, 4001 29th Street SW, Great Falls, Montana 59404

Cost: $50.00

The Great Falls Americans Junior A Hockey team invites any player born between 2003 and 2007 to their 2023 Prospect Camp slated to take place on Saturday, April 15th from 5:00PM – 6:30PM (MST) and on Sunday, April 16th from 10:00AM – 11:30AM (MST) at the Great Falls Ice Plex, home to the Great Falls Americans NA3HL junior hockey team.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Great Falls Americans Head Coach Greg Sears to register by email at gsears@gfamericans.com 


Thank You from the Great Falls Americans 

 

The 2022-23 Great Falls Americans (17-27-3-0) staff wants 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 Robert and Kandi Rasmussen 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 (see all sponsors) for the 2022-23 season. Last, but not least, we want to thank all of the fans and player families who supported and came out to watch the Americans in action.

Thanks to the following for making the season possible including team owners Rob and Kandi Rasmussen, Coach Greg Sears and his assistants Matt Leaf and Trever Mellen, Patrick Holtzmann (Billet Coordinator), Kevin and Krista Smith, Rex Rigor (bus driver), the staff at Mountain View Physical Therapy and the Great Falls Ice Plex as well as all of the on-ice and off-ice NA3HL game officials, Justin Latham (Hockey TV Play-By-Play Announcer) and cameramen, photographer Dustin Bauer and the Great Falls Americans Booster Club and Kevin Scott (Public Relations Coordinator) for an outstanding season. Thanks to Randy Bogden at 560AM KMON for doing the weekly radio coach interview with Coach Greg Sears.

The Americans finished up the 2022-23 season in Cody, Wyoming this weekend. The Americans split with the Quake winning 5-2 on Friday and falling Saturday night 1-4.

Thanks to the seven GF Americans who “age out” and won’t return for the 2023-24 NA3HL season next year (Matt Ramstad, Alex Leaf, Simon Lazsloffy, Ben Cremers, Seth Theriault, Jace Thompson and Garrett Weisenburger).

Check out the photo gallery from the Americans last weekend in Cody, Wyoming.

“Seven players for the Americans age out. Although the season did not end as we would have wanted, I cannot say enough about these seven guys and the rest of the team that finished the season with us,” said Great Falls Americans Head Coach and General Manager, Greg Sears. “These guys didn’t quit. They showed up every day and gave their best effort. These are good kids and the guys moving on will be missed. In the grand scheme this group will do good things in life!”

The Americans finished the regular season in sixth place during the regular season. Great Falls’ regular season record was 17-27-3-0 with 10-13-0-0 record at the Great Falls Ice Plex and 7-14-3 on the road.

We also had some Americans win some season awards as well (see the press release, COMING SOON!!!).

Hope to see you for the 2023-24 season in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) in September 2023. Thank You!!!

Sincerely, Great Falls Americans Staff


2023 NA3HL FRONTIER DIVISION FRASER CUP PLAYOFFS

PLAYOFF CENTRAL (UPDATED MARCH 17, 2023): 2023 NA3HL Frontier Division Playoff Hub

NA3HL FRASER CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:  Schedule announced for 2023 Fraser Cup Playoffs (March 7, 2023)

2023 NA3HL Divisional Playoffs: Semi-Finals (Best-of-3)

Dates: March 10-11, 2023

#4 Butte Cobras (25-21-2-1) @ #1 Helena Bighorns (38-8-1-2)

HELENA WINS SERIES 2-0

Games are converted to Mountain Standard Time (MST)

All Games are streamed on 

Fri. Mar. 10 Helena Bighorns @ Butte Cobras HEL 3-2 W (OT) Butte Community Ice Center, Butte, MT (Game 1)
Sat. Mar. 11 Butte Cobras @ Helena Bighorns HEL 3-0 W Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT (Game 2)

 


2023 NA3HL Divisional Playoffs: Semi-Finals (Best-of-3)

Dates: March 10-11, 2023

#3 Sheridan (WY) Hawks (27-19-3-0) @ #2 Gillette (WY) Wild (38-8-1-2)   

GILLETTE WINS SERIES 2-0                                                                                                                                              

Games are converted to Mountain Standard Time (MST) 

All Games are streamed on 

Fri. Mar. 10 Sheridan Hawks @ Gillette Wild GIL 5-3 W Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY (Game 1)
Sat. Mar. 11 Gillette Wild @ Sheridan Hawks GIL 2-1 W (OT) Whitney Rink in the M&M’s Center, Sheridan, WY (Game 2)

 


2023 NA3HL Frontier Divisional Playoffs: Finals (Best-of 3)

Dates: March 15, 17-18, 2023

#2 Gillette (WY) Wild (39-10-1-2) @ #1 Helena Bighorns (40-9-1-2)

HELENA WINS SERIES 2-1

NA3HL FRASER CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:  Schedule announced for 2023 Fraser Cup Division Finals (March 14, 2023)

Games are converted to Mountain Standard Time (MST) 

All Games are streamed on 

Wed. Mar. 15 Helena Bighorns @ Gillette Wild GIL 5-2 W Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY (Game 1)
Fri. Mar. 17 Gillette Wild @ Helena Bighorns HEL 5-0 W Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT (Game 2)
Sat. Mar. 18 Gillette Wild @ Helena Bighorns HEL 5-2 W Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT (Game 3)

 


2023 NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship Tournament    

(Round Robin Format)

March 22 – March 26, 2023 (Wed. – Sun.), St. Peters Rex Plex, St. Peters, MO

Website: http://na3hl.com/fraser-cup/

Related Content:

March 20, 2023: NA3HL announces 2023 Fraser Cup Championship Schedule

March 2, 2023: NA3HL announced 2023 Fraser Cup Playoff Format


Pool A: #1 Alexandria Blizzard (West), #4 Texas Brahmas (South), #6 Granite City Lumberjacks (Wild Card, West)

Pool B: #2 Oregon Tradesmen (Central), #3 Helena Bighorns (Frontier), #5 Northeast Generals (East)


Tournament Pool Play Records

#6 Granite City Lumberjacks (Sauk Rapids, MN): 3-1 (Pool A)

#1 Alexandria Blizzard (Alexandria, MN): 3-1 (Pool A)

#3 Helena Bighorns (Helena, MT): 2-1 (Pool B)

#2 Oregon Tradesmen (Oregon, Wisconsin): 1-1-0-1 (Pool B)

#5 Northeast Generals (Attleboro, MA): 0-1 (Pool B)

#4 Texas Brahmas (North Richland Hills, TX): 0-2 (Pool A)


Wednesday, March 22nd: Pool Play (Day 1)

Time (MST) Game Results/Story (Box Score)
3:00PM (MST) #1 Alexandria Blizzard (1-0) def. #4 Texas Brahmas (0-1): 4-1 ALEX WINS 4-1
6:00PM (MST) #3 Helena Bighorns (0-0) def. #2 Oregon Tradesmen (0-0-0-1): 4-3 (SHOOTOUT) HEL WINS 4-3 (SO)

 

Thursday, March 23rd: Pool Play (Day 2)

Time (MST) Game Results/Story (Box Score)
3:00PM (MST) #1 Alexandria Blizzard (2-0) def. #6 Granite City Lumberjacks (0-1): 3-1 ALEX WINS 3-1
6:00PM (MST) #2 Oregon Tradesmen (1-0-0-1) def. #5 Northeast Generals (0-1): 3-2 ORE WINS 3-2

 

Friday, March 24th: Pool Play (Day 3)

Time (MST) Game Results/Story (Box Score)
3:00PM (MST)  #6 Granite City Lumberjacks (1-1) def. #4 Texas Brahmas (0-2): 6-1 GCL WINS 6-1
6:00PM (MST) #3 Helena Bighorns (2-0) def. #5 Northeast Generals (0-2): 4-1 HEL WINS 4-1

 

Saturday, March 25th: (Semi-Finals, Day 4)
Time (MST) Game Results/Story (Box Score)
3:00PM (MST) #1 Pool A: #1 Alexandria Blizzard (3-0) def. #2 Pool B: #2 Oregon Tradesmen (1-1-0-1): 3-2 ALEX WINS 3-2
6:00PM (MST) #2 Pool A: #6 Granite City Lumberjacks (2-1) def. #1 Pool B: #3 Helena Bighorns (2-1): 4-2 GCL WINS 4-2

 

Sunday, March 26th: (Championship, Day 5)

Time (MST)
Game Results/Story (Box Score)
2:00PM (MST) #2 Pool A: #6 Granite City Lumberjacks (3-1) def. #1 Pool A: #1 Alexandria Blizzard (3-1): 6-5 GCL WINS 6-5

 Americans Games can be seen at Buffalo Wild Wings

Fans cans catch all the Great Falls Americans games at Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW)in Great Falls throughout the 2022-23 season.

Come on out to BWW with friends, grab a drink and some wings and show your support for your local Junior A hockey franchise.

Buffalo Wild Wings in Great Falls, MT is located at 117 Northwest Bypass.


 2022-23 GF Americans Schedule

All Home, Away, Tournaments (NA3HL Showcase and Top Prospects Tournament) and Playoff Games of every NA3HL team including the Great Falls Americans can be seen on the NA3HL’s official streaming service, HockeyTV with Americans Play-By-Play Announcer, Justin Latham on the call for all home American games.

HockeyTV also streams the NA3HL Draft on this platform in April.

Fans that have a subscription to HockeyTV can watch current and previous Great Falls Americans games:

Click here for the current (2022-23) GF Americans Season

Click here for the GF Americans games completed during the 2021-22 Season


Fans can also watch any current or previous NA3HL games with a HockeyTV subscription: 

Click here for Current and complete NA3HL games

Click here for more information about HockeyTV including subscriptions, supported devices, etc.


2022-23 GF Americans Schedules
Schedule Press Release (Updated July 6, 2022)
Full Schedule (PDF) (Updated March 6, 2023)
Home Schedule (PDF) (Updated July 6, 2022)
Schedule/Results (Updated August 25, 2022)
Promotional Schedule (PDF) (Updated September 19, 2022)

To view the entire 2022-23 Great Falls Americans and NA3HL league schedules, please click here.

2022-23 GF Americans Roster (UPDATED ON February 28, 2023)
Website Stat Roster l 2022-23 Roster (Printable PDF)

 


Great Falls Ice Plex unveils new website

December 10, 2021: Earlier this month, the Great Falls Ice Plex unveiled their new and improved website. Please check out (and bookmark) the new and improved site to keep up on all of the happenings at Great Falls’ only ice arena at greatfallsiceplex.com/

The site features an Ice Plex Calendar (open skating), information about Figure skating and Learn to Skate Program, and up-to-date news on the future Ice Plex Renovation Master Plan with a link to donate as well as hockey tab with information about the Great Falls Americans, University of Providence men’s collegiate hockey program, youth, men’s and women’s hockey and tournaments. Follow the Great Falls Ice Plex on Facebook and Instagram.


2023-24 GF Americans Weekly E-Newsletter

The 2023-24 North American 3 Hockey League season is upon us. Once again, we are offering a FREE Americans E-Newsletter with Useful Links, weekly game summaries, press releases (when available), upcoming schedules and other GF Americans events, etc. to fans of the Great Falls Americans.

If you would like to subscribe to the Great Falls Americans E-Newsletter, please fill out the form by clicking this link with your First and Last Name, Email Address and please remember to check the box (Subscribe or Unsubscribe).

The Newsletter is usually sent out on Sunday or Monday during the season only (last game of the week) or when breaking news happens (press releases and other news).

First Weekly Newsletter of the 2023-24 NA3HL hockey season will come out in September 2023!!!

Thank You!!!

Kevin Scott

GF Americans Public Relations/Media Coordinator

Email: kevymt@live.com


560AM KMON: Weekly Radio Interview

2022-23 560AM KMON: Weekly Radio Interviews with Coach Sears

UPDATED: 03/01/23: Tune in live weekly every Wednesday throughout the regular season at 6:11AM/7:11AM/8:11AM (MST) on 560AM KMON in Great Falls for a weekly interview with Americans Head Coach Greg Sears by KMON’s Randy Bogden. Click hereto listen to the full interviews from Season One (2020-21), Season Two (2021-22) and Season Three (2022-23).


Great Falls Ice Plex: Renovation Master Plan

 

January 23, 2021: The Great Falls Community Ice Foundation (www.greatfallsiceplex.com) is excited to present the Great Falls Ice Plex Master Plan, which lays out the improvements that are expected to happen over the next several years. The project will be over six phases and prioritized by need set by the GFCIF Board of Directors. The improvements will make the GF Ice Plex a preferred destination for hockey tournaments, skating competitions and other year-round events including concerts and expositions. Click here to read more about the fundraising efforts and how you can donate to make this a reality.

GF Americans Story: Great Falls Ice Plex releases Master Plan for future improvements

Story Courtesy: MTN Sports (KRTV): MontanaSports.com: Great Falls Community Ice Foundation unveils plans for Ice Plex (January 24, 2021) 


 

2022-23 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.

Teams Location Arena
Badlands Sabres
Rapid City, SD Roosevelt Park Ice 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
Sheridan Hawks Sheridan, WY Whitney Rink in the M&M’s Center
Yellowstone Quake Cody, WY Riley Arena