The 2nd Annual tournament-style preseason affair has taken on a new flavor this season as the field of teams has grown to 8. Competing in this year's challenge are all 6 AWHL teams, along with the Glacier Nationals, who are an expansion team this year in another league.
The Gillette Wild, Billings Bulls, Bozeman Icedogs and Missoula Maulers will take part along with the host team, Helena Bighorns. With over 40 players still competing for a spot on the final Bighorns roster, Helena will enter 2 split squad teams to round out the field of 8.
Helena Bighorns President, Mike Butters is pleased that the tournament has grown in scope in just 2 short years. "This event is something we want to continue to grow. It is a great opportunity for teams to get 3-4 games in and look at their teams prior to the start of their season." Butters added, "It also gives Bighorn supporters a sneek peek at a lot of the players that will make up this year's team. We are thankful to the teams attending who share our enthusiasm."
The tourney starts Thursday morning and goes all the way through Sunday afternoon. Weekend passes are avaiable for all 14 games for just $25.00. Day passes can also be purchased for $10.00. All Bighorn season ticket holders will receive free admission.
|DJ Automotive Cup Tournament Schedule|
|Thursday, September 15, 11||TIME||AWAY||HOME|
|GAME 1||9:00 AM||BOZEMAN ICEDOGS||MISSOULA MAULERS|
|GAME 2||12:30 PM||GLACIER NATIONALS||GREAT FALLS AMERICANS|
|GAME 3||4:00 PM||GILLETTE WILD||HELENA BIGHORNS # 2|
|GAME 4||7:30 PM||BILLINGS BULLS||HELENA BIGHORNS # 1|
|Friday, September 16, 11||TIME||AWAY||HOME|
|GAME 1||9:00 AM||BILLINGS BULLS||GLACIER NATIONALS|
|GAME 2||12:30 PM||MISSOULA MAULERS||GILLETTE WILD|
|GAME 3||4:00 PM||BOZEMAN ICEDOGS||GREAT FALLS AMERICANS|
|GAME 4||7:30 PM||HELENA BIGHORNS # 2||HELENA BIGHORNS # 1|
|Saturday, September 17, 11||TIME||AWAY||HOME|
|GAME 1||9:00 AM||GREAT FALLS AMERICANS||BILLINGS BULLS|
|GAME 2||12:30 PM||BOZEMAN ICEDOGS||GILLETTE WILD|
|GAME 3||4:00 PM||HELENA BIGHORNS # 2||MISSOULA MAULERS|
|GAME 4||7:30 PM||GLACIER NATIONALS||HELENA BIGHORNS # 1|
|Sunday, September 18, 11||TIME||AWAY||HOME|
|GAME 1||10:00 AM||#4 SEED||#3 SEED|
|GAME 2||2:00 PM||#2 SEED||#1 SEED|