Great Falls Americans Hockey announces 2019-20 NA3HL regular season game schedule

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 29, 2019 — Are you ready for another season of junior hockey, Great Falls?

The Great Falls Americans Junior A team along with the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced their 2019-20 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) regular season game schedule recently that is highlighted by six matchups with the new Frontier Division member, the Sheridan (WY) Hawks, two Thursday night contests along with one Tuesday night contest all on the road and one Sunday afternoon contest in Great Falls. The league released each team’s (December 31st) 47-regular season game schedule on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Great Falls will have 22 home dates for their upcoming ninth season of junior hockey at the Great Falls Ice Plex. The Americans, who enter their sixth season of competition in the Frontier Division of the  North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), open up the hockey season at home with a pair of contests against the Gillette (WY) Wild on September 13-14th at the Great Falls Ice Plex with a start time of 7:30PM (MST). The following Thursday (September 19th) they travel to Butte, Montana for their first road test of the season when they invade the Butte Community Ice Center to challenge the Cobras at 7:30PM. The Americans home games begin at 7:30PM (MST) except for their lone Sunday matinee that will begin at 3:00PM on Sunday, October 20, 2019. All home and away games can be seen on the league’s webcast subscription service, HockeyTV.

“The Americans arrive in town on September 2nd and we will begin practice the following day at the Great Falls Ice Plex,” said Great Falls Americans Head Coach and General Manager, Greg Sears.

In addition to the four other Montana-based NA3HL squads (Bozeman Ice Dogs, Helena Bighorns, Missoula Jr. Bruins and the Butte Cobras) and two Wyoming squads (Yellowstone Quake, Gillette Wild), the Frontier Division will consist of a third team from Wyoming, the Sheridan Hawks this season.

The NA3HL also announced four events during the 2019-20 season including a new East Showcase tournament held on October 6-8, 2019 in Attleboro, Massachusetts that several NA3HL clubs will participate in and the annual NA3HL (league-wide) Showcase taking place from December 15-17, 2019 in Blaine, Minnesota that feature all of the teams. In February 2020, the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament returns to Attleboro, Massachusetts and the 2019-20 season will be capped off by the 2020 NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship Tournament that crowns the NA3HL’s playoff champion (March 25-29) in Chicago, Illinois.

In December’s Showcase tournament in Blaine, Minnesota, each of the 36 league members will play against other division teams featuring three games in three days. The contests will count in the overall standings and feature coaches and scouts from the NCAA, junior college ranks and the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

Two months after the Showcase tournament, the second major event is the Top Prospects Tournament hosted for the second consecutive season at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts that will highlight the NA3HL’s best players in an ‘all-star’ setting.

The 2020 NA3HL playoffs in March will feature the top four teams in each division facing off in the Divisional Semi-Finals with the two winning squads advancing to the Divisional Finals. The winning team will automatically advance to the six-team 2020 NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship Tournament that will crown a national champion. The five-day round-robin tournament will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois.

View the NA3HL’s press release here for more information and the NA3HL Divisional breakdowns for all six divisions.

The 2019-20 Americans season schedule is below.


Great Falls Americans Game Schedule (Printable PDF)

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2019-20 Great Falls Americans Game Schedule (Printable PDF)

Day/Date Game Time Location
SEPTEMBER
Fri. Sept. 13 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Sept. 14 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Thurs. Sept. 19 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Center, Butte, MT
Sat. Sept. 21 vs. Butte Cobras 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Sept. 28 vs. Helena Bighorns 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
       
OCTOBER
Fri. Oct. 4 @ Sheridan Hawks 7:30PM M&M Center, Sheridan, WY
Sat. Oct. 5 @ Sheridan Hawks 7:00PM M&M Center, Sheridan, WY
Fri. Oct. 11 vs. Helena Bighorns 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Oct. 12 vs. Helena Bighorns 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Oct. 19 vs. Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sun. Oct. 20 vs. Yellowstone Quake 3:00PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Thurs. Oct. 24 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Center, Butte, MT
Sat. Oct. 26 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
       
NOVEMBER
Fri. Nov. 1 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Nov. 2 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Nov. 8 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
Sat. Nov. 9 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
Fri. Nov. 15 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Nov. 16 vs. Butte Cobras 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Nov. 22 vs. Sheridan Hawks 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Nov. 23 vs. Sheridan Hawks 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Nov. 29 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Nov. 30 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
DECEMBER
Fri. Dec. 6 vs. Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Dec. 7 vs. Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Dec. 13 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Center, Butte, MT
Sun. Dec. 15 NA3HL Showcase   Super Rink, Blaine, MN
  vs. TBA  00:00PM (MST)  
Mon. Dec. 16 NA3HL Showcase   Super Rink, Blaine, MN
  vs. TBA 00:00PM (MST)  
       
Tues. Dec. 17 NA3HL Showcase   Super Rink, Blaine, MN
  vs. TBA 00:00PM (MST)  
Tues. Dec. 31 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
JANUARY
Fri. Jan. 3 @ Gillette Wild 7:05PM Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY
Sat. Jan. 4 @ Gillette Wild 7:05PM Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY
Fri. Jan. 10 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
Sat. Jan. 11 vs. Helena Bighorns 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Jan. 18 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
Fri. Jan. 24 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
Sat. Jan. 25 vs. Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Jan. 31 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
FEBRUARY
Sat. Feb. 1 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
Fri. Feb. 7 @ Sheridan Hawks 7:30PM M&M Center, Sheridan, WY
Sat. Feb. 8 @ Sheridan Hawks 7:00PM M&M Center, Sheridan, WY
Fri. Feb. 14 @ Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Riley Arena, Cody, WY
Sat. Feb. 15 @ Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Riley Arena, Cody, WY
       
Mon. Feb. 17 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament New England Sports Village, Attleboro, MA
  TBA vs. TBA 0:00AM (MST) Frontier Roster l Northeast Roster
TBA vs. TBA  0:00PM (MST) Frontier Roster l Coastal Roster
       
Tues. Feb. 18 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament New England Sports Village, Attleboro, MA
TBA vs. TBA 0:00PM (MST) Frontier Roster l Central Roster
Fri. Feb. 21 @ Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:05PM Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, MT
Sat. Feb. 22 vs. Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Feb. 28 @ Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:05PM Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, MT
Sat. Feb. 29 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Center, Butte, MT
End of Regular Season

 

Click here to view the entire 2019-20 team-by-team schedule and league schedule press release.