Americans announce Team Selection Tryout Camp dates

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., August 8, 2016 — The Great Falls Americans Junior A Tier III hockey team is excited to announce their three-day team selection tryout camp at the end of August.

The Americans, who play in the Frontier Division of the North American 3 Hockey League, have a long standing tradition of player development, winning, and advancement to higher levels of both collegiately and professional hockey.

The Americans, under the guidance of head coach Jeff Heimel, have won the past two Frontier Division championships (2014-15 and the 2015-16) and made three consecutive trips to the league finals (2013-14 American West Hockey League and the 2014-15 and 2015-16 NA3HL Silver Cup Tournaments.

The Great Falls, Montana based Americans have helped many players achieve their goal of playing more advanced stages of competitive hockey. To view more information about the NA3HL and recent alumni, please visit the NA3HL’s player advancement webpage.

Players interested in taking part in the camp scheduled for August 26-28, 2016 will need to arrive by 5:00PM on Thursday, August 25th. On Friday, August 26th, an informational meeting and player registrations will begin at 10:00AM. Camp attendees will be guaranteed fitness training, a team practice, four games and an exit interview that will take place at the conclusion of the tryout camp on Sunday, August 28th. The cost of the camp is $250.00.

Interested players can book hotel rooms at the Staybridge Inn and Suites, located at 201 3rd Street Northwest in Great Falls, can ask for the Great Falls Americans camp rate of $85.00 per night by calling (406) 761-4903.

Campers that are interested in attending can view the camp webpage and complete the online registration form below. For more information about the camp, you can contact Jeff Heimel at

Additional Links:  2016 GFA Selection Tryout Camp Registration Form l 2016 GFA Selection Tryout Camp Flyer 

2016 Great Falls Americans Tryout Camp (Main Camp)


The Great Falls Americans will be holding a 3 day selection tryout August 26th-28th.

The Great Falls Americans  are a tier 3 Junior A hockey club located in Great Falls, Montana.  The Americans are proud members of the NA3HL ( , the only Tier 3 affiliate league of the North American Hockey League (USA Hockey Tier II).

The Americans have a long standing tradition of winning, player development and advancement to higher levels of both collegiate and professional hockey.  In the last 4 seasons under Head Coach Jeff Heimel, the Americans have boasted an impressive 127-50-8 record winning the 2014-15 and 2015-16 Frontier Division championship and making three consecutive trips to its league finals. (2013-2014 American West Hockey League, 2014-15;2015-16 NA3HL Silver Cup Tournament)

In the process they helped several players realize their goals of playing more advanced stages of competitive hockey.  For more information on the NA3HL and recent alumni please visit

Players will need to arrive in Great Falls by 5PM on Thursday August, 25th. An informational meeting and player registration will take place at 10AM on Friday August 26th.   Players attending camp will be guaranteed fitness testing, a team practice, 4 games and an exit interview that will take place after the conclusion of camp on Sunday August 28th.

Players looking to book hotel rooms can arrange so at the Staybridge Inn and Suites located at 201 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404 by calling 406.761.4903 for a rate of $85 per night.  Ask for the Great Falls Americans camp rate.

The camp fee is $250.

Please click the link below to register for camp:

Google Docs Camp Registration Form: GF Americans Tryout Camp (2016)

Any additional inquiries can be addressed to Head Coach Jeff Heimel at

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at camp!