Bighorns hopefuls have been trickling into Helena the past couple of weeks for what will be the final training camp before the season officially kicks off in September with the DJ’s Automotive Challenge Cup Tournament.
A lot is on the line for these 40 players. By the end of the weekend, Coach Cunningham hopes to know which players will have the honor of wearing a Bighorns jersey. Of those players who are chosen, Helena fans have high expectations. With a national championship title to defend, this season’s players have big skates to fill. All eyes will be on the Bighorns to see if the team has what it takes to be at the top of the AWHL.
Players will check in Thursday afternoon with practice starting early Friday morning. Individuals who wish to watch the players practice will have several opportunities. Practice will be held from 9:00am to 11:15am on both Friday and Saturday. The two teams will then be scrimmaging on Friday in a 6:00pm game. On Saturday, the Blue & White scrimmage will be held at 7:30pm. One last practice opportunity will be held on Sunday from 11:00am to 12:30pm. By Sunday afternoon, players hope to know if they will be making Helena their home for the next seven months.
Both practices and scrimmages are free and the public is invited to attend. Please call the Helena Ice Arena at (406) 457-2817 for more information.