Great Falls Americans Hockey releases 2018-19 NA3HL game schedule

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 30, 2018 — The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) recently announced the league schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 hockey season including 22 home dates for the Great Falls Americans Junior A squad at the Great Falls Ice Plex.

The Americans, who begin their eighth season of junior hockey and their fifth season of competition in the Frontier Division of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) open their hockey season on the road when they travel to Missoula, Montana to challenge the Junior Bruins on Friday, September 7th. The following weekend (Sept. 14-15), they travel to Cody, Wyoming to face the defending Frontier Division champion, the Yellowstone Quake for a 7:30PM (MST) start each evening. The Americans begin 20 of their 22 home dates at 7:30PM except for the November 30th game against the Helena Bighorns (8:00PM) and a home date with the newest Frontier Division team, the Butte Cobras on Sunday, February 10th starting at 4:00PM (MST). All home and away games can be seen on the league’s webcast subscription service, HockeyTV.

The NA3HL Frontier Division this season consists of four other Montana teams including the Bozeman Ice Dogs, Helena Bighorns, Missoula Jr. Bruins and new league member, the Butte Cobras along with two teams from Wyoming (Gillette Wild and the Yellowstone Quake).

The NA3HL will be conducting two prestigious tournaments starting with the NA3HL Showcase in December (16-18) and the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament on February 18th and 19th. The top four teams in the middle of March will face off in the Divisional Semi-Finals with the winners advancing to the Finals to determine who will advance to the national tournament. The NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship Tournament at the end of March will crown a national champion.

The Showcase tournament (December 16-18th) will feature each of the 37 NA3HL clubs playing against teams from the other divisions. Coaches and scouts from the NCAA and the ACHA will attend this tournament in Blaine, Minnesota.

The second major event is the Top Prospects Tournament (February 18th-19th) being held at their new venue, the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts that features the best talented players battling against each other in an ‘all-star’ setting.

The Fraser Cup Championship Tournament holds a five-day tournament to crown a league playoff champion.

The 2018-19 Americans season schedule is below.

Day/Date Game Time Location
SEPTEMBER
Fri. Sept. 7 @ Missoula Jr. Bruins 8:00PM Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, MT
Fri. Sept. 14 @ Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Riley Arena, Cody, WY
Sat. Sept. 15 @ Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Riley Arena, Cody, WY
Fri. Sept. 21 vs. Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Sept. 22 vs. Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Sept. 28 vs. Butte Cobras 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Sept. 29 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
       
OCTOBER
Fri. Oct. 5 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Oct. 6 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Thurs. Oct. 11 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
Fri. Oct. 12 @ Gillette Wild 7:05PM Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY
Sat. Oct. 13 @ Gillette Wild 7:05PM Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY
Fri. Oct. 19 vs. Helena Bighorns 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat, Oct. 20 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Oct. 26 vs. Helena Bighorns 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Oct. 27 @ Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:05PM Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, MT
       
NOVEMBER
Fri. Nov. 2 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Nov. 10 vs. Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Nov. 17 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Nov. 23 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Nov. 24 vs. Gillette Wild 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Nov. 30 vs. Helena Bighorns 8:00PM Great Falls Ice Plex
       
DECEMBER
Sat. Dec. 1 @ Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:05PM Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, MT
Fri. Dec. 7 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Arena, Butte, MT
Sat. Dec. 8 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
Fri. Dec. 14 vs. Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
       
Sun. Dec. 16 NA3HL Showcase   Schwan Super Rink, Blaine, MN
  vs. TBAS  0:00PM (MST)  
       
Mon. Dec. 17 NA3HL Showcase   Schwan Super Rink, Blaine, MN
  vs. TBA 00:00PM (MST)  
       
Tues. Dec. 18 NA3HL Showcase   Schwan Super Rink, Blaine, MN
  @ TBA 00:00AM (MST)  
Fri. Dec. 28 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
Sat. Dec. 29 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Arena, Butte, MT
Mon. Dec. 31 @ Missoula Jr. Bruins 6:00PM Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, MT
       
JANUARY
Fri. Jan. 4 @ Gillette Wild 7:05PM Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY
Sat. Jan. 5 @ Gillette Wild 7:05PM Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY
Fri. Jan. 11 vs. Butte Cobras 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Jan. 12 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Arena, Butte, MT
Fri. Jan. 18 vs. Helena Bighorns 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Jan. 19 vs. Missoula Jr. Bruins 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Jan. 26 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
       
FEBRUARY
Sat. Feb. 2 @ Butte Cobras 7:30PM Butte Community Ice Arena, Butte, MT
Fri. Feb. 8 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
Sun. Feb. 10 vs. Butte Cobras 4:00PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Fri. Feb. 15 vs. Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
Sat. Feb. 16 vs. Yellowstone Quake 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
       
Mon. Feb. 18 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament   New England Sports Village, Attleboro, MA
  White (Frontier/West) vs. Selects Black 0:00AM (MST) White Roster l Selects Black Roster
  Green (East/Midwest) vs. Selects Black  00:00PM (MST) Green Roster l Selects Black Roster
  White (Frontier/West) vs. Selects Red 0:00PM (MST) White Roster l Selects Red Roster
       
Tues. Feb. 19 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament   New England Sports Village, Attleboro, MA
  Gold (Central/Coastal) vs. Selects Black 0:00AM (MST) Gold Roster l Selects Black Roster
  Green (East/Midwest) vs. White (Frontier/West) 00:00AM (MST) Green Roster l White Roster
       
Fri. Feb. 22 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs 7:30PM Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT
       
MARCH
Fri. Mar. 1 @ Helena Bighorns 7:05PM Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT
Sat. Mar. 9 vs. Butte Cobras 7:30PM Great Falls Ice Plex
End of Regular Season

Click here to view the entire 2018-19 team-by-team schedule and league schedule press release.

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