Helena Bighorns-Playoffs

The Helena Bighorns are in the playoffs!!! The playoff structure is a 3 game series against Missoula, the winner of two of the three games advances. The first game will be played in the Helena Ice Arena on Thursday 3/14 at 7:05pm. The next game will be in Missoula on Friday night. If there is a 1-1 tie at this point, a tiebreaker game will be held in Helena on Saturday night. Promotions for the Thursday game are $2 Domestics and $3 Microbrews. If you have any questions reach out to us in our messages. Go Bighorns!!!

The Bighorns fall to the Quake 1-0

Reid Waszczenko posted a shutout, stopping all 39 of the Helena Bighorns shots throughout the game. The Yellowstone Quake took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Jack Moore.

During the third period, Moore opened the scoring for Yellowstone with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 12:09 with assists from his linemates, Ford and Proffitt.

This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (2-2-0-0).

The Bighorns struggled against the Quake 5-2 in home game

The Helena Bighorns' defense had a poor night, allowing the Yellowstone Quake 34 shots throughout the game. The Yellowstone Quake took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Ian Doner.

Dane Rieger chipped in with 2 assists. Riley Buller delivered for his team with 2 goals and Cole Stewart contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

During the first, Kottmeier opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 17:06 with helpers from Seitz and Rieger. Stewart quickly followed with a goal at 18:28 with helpers from Stewart and Waszczenko.

In the second period, Cline answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 4:13 with assists from teammates Rieger and Lindberg. Ford answered for the Quake with a goal at 6:46 with helpers from his linemates, Proffitt and Johnson. Doner netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:32 with assists from Stewart and Rasmussen.

In the third, Buller scored a goal at 15:01 with helpers from his linemates, Willoughby and Moore. Buller deposited a goal at 19:38 with assists from his linemates, Ford and Johnson.

This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (2-1-0-0).

The Bighorns shutout the Americans 4-0

The Helena Bighorns' offense had a big night, peppering the Great Falls Americans with 34 shots throughout the game, to go along with Nick Battaglia's shutout. The Helena Bighorns took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Ben Kottmeier and never looked back.

Hayden Seitz contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Kaden Lindberg delivered for his team with 2 assists.

During the first period, Kottmeier opened the scoring for Helena with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:56 with helpers from teammates Seitz and Solko. Sullivan deposited a goal at 16:48 with helpers from his linemates, Lindberg and Cline.

During the third, Cross netted a goal at 4:47 with assists from Kipper and Lindberg. Seitz scored a goal at 14:51.

Helena’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Battaglia’s shutout, as he stopped all 32 of the shots he faced. Battaglia’s counterpart, Sharp, also had a big night, managing to stop 30 of 34, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (2-0-0-0).

Lindberg's big night helped the Bighorns crush the Junior Bruins 9-2

Kaden Lindberg had a big night with 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) as the Helena Bighorns crushed the Missoula Junior Bruins 9-2 in a home game at Glacier Ice Rink in Helena. Furthermore, the Helena Bighorns' offense had a big night, peppering Missoula with 35 shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead early in the second on a goal from Luc Cross.

Luc Cross chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Gavin Cline delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist). Misha Akatnov contributed with 2 goals.

In the first, Akatnov opened the scoring for the Junior Bruins with a goal at 10:51 with helpers from his linemates, Zubkov and Dennison. Scheibel answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 14:59 with assists from Groskops and Kottmeier. Lindberg netted a goal at 18:41 with helpers from his teammates Sullivan and Rieger. Akatnov quickly followed with a goal at 19:26 with assists from Miller and Kirk.

During the second period, Cross answered for the Bighorns with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 2:37 with a helper from his linemate Lindberg. Cline scored a goal at 8:12 with assists from Lindberg and Rieger. Niskanen deposited a goal at 10:55 with helpers from his linemates, Kottmeier and Sullivan. Cross put in a goal at 15:02 with assists from his linemates, Lindberg and Cline. Rieger quickly followed with a goal at 16:16 with helpers from Lindberg and Gavrilenko.

In the third period, Cline scored a goal at 1:12 with assists from his linemates, Cross and Klco. Klco deposited a goal at 16:03 with helpers from Kipper and Gavrilenko.

Helena’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Brewer’s big night as he stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced. Brewer’s counterpart, Yoder, also had a big night, managing to stop 18 of 25, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (30-13-4-0).

The Bighorns shutout the Junior Bruins 7-0

Richard Groskops had a big night with 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) as the Helena Bighorns crushed the Missoula Junior Bruins 7-0 in a home game at Glacier Ice Rink in Helena. Also, the Helena Bighorns' offense had a big night, peppering Missoula with 42 shots throughout the game, to go along with Nick Battaglia's shutout. The Helena Bighorns took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Mikhail Gavrilenko and never looked back.

Mikhail Gavrilenko did his part, adding 2 goals and Jeremy Solko chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

In the first period, Gavrilenko opened the scoring for the Bighorns with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:41 with helpers from Goulet and Solko. Groskops put in a goal at 13:25 with assists from teammates Cross and Lindberg.

During the second, Solko deposited a goal at 5:22 with helpers from Kottmeier and Scheibel. Gavrilenko netted a goal at 8:36 with assists from Groskops and Kipper.

In the third period, Cross scored a goal at 0:06 with helpers from his linemates, Lindberg and Cline. Kottmeier put in a goal at 14:28 with assists from Groskops and Niskanen. Groskops netted a goal at 18:02 with helpers from Klco and Cunningham.

Helena’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Battaglia’s shutout, as he stopped all 24 of the shots he faced. Battaglia’s counterpart, Wiest, also had a big night, managing to stop 35 of 42, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (29-13-4-0).

The Bighorns crushed the Americans 7-4

The Helena Bighorns' offense had a big night, peppering the Great Falls Americans with 40 shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Kaden Lindberg.

Ben Kottmeier delivered for his team with 2 goals and Kaden Lindberg contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Noel Parker did his part, adding 2 goals and Michael Houlihan had a busy night with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

In the first, Gavrilenko opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 5:31 with helpers from Groskops and Niskanen. Kottmeier deposited a goal at 7:50 with helpers from teammates Rieger and Groskops. Houlihan quickly followed with a goal at 8:42 with assists from his linemates, Vukasin and Vandenbos.

In the second, Parker scored a goal at 0:54. Kottmeier quickly followed with a goal at 2:07 with assists from his linemates, Seitz and Scheibel. Cross put in a goal at 18:47 with helpers from his linemates, Cline and Lindberg.

In the third, Parker answered for Great Falls with a goal at 0:32 with helpers from Vukasin and Houlihan. Fary deposited a goal at 5:22 with assists from Simpson and Goodman. Lindberg answered for Helena with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 7:55 with assists from Gavrilenko and Rieger. Cline netted a goal at 14:38 with helpers from his linemates, Cross and Scheibel. Groskops put in a goal at 16:59 with a helper from Gavrilenko.

The Bighorns’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Berglund as he stopped 23 of the 27 shots he faced. Berglund’s counterpart, Sharp, also had a big night, managing to stop 33 of 40, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (28-13-4-0).

The Bighorns fall to the Americans 5-3

Nick Battaglia came up big, stopping 21 of 25 shots throughout the game. The Great Falls Americans took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Garrett Peters.

Jarett Scheibel delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Hayden Seitz had a busy night with 3 assists. Michael Fary did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Kyler Mack chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

During the first period, Scheibel opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 8:26 with helpers from his linemates, Seitz and Kottmeier.

In the second, Vandenbos answered for the Americans with a goal at 4:13 with helpers from teammates Mack and Parker. Groskops answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 17:07 with assists from Scheibel and Seitz.

During the third, Houlihan answered for Great Falls with a goal at 1:10. Mack deposited a goal at 12:51 with assists from his linemates, Fary and Vandenbos. Peters quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:59. Scheibel answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 18:50 with helpers from his linemates, Seitz and Kottmeier. Fary quickly followed with a goal at 19:34.

This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (27-13-4-0).

The Bighorns crushed the Icedogs 4-1

The Helena Bighorns' offense had a big night, peppering the Bozeman Icedogs with 50 shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead late in the first on a goal from Kaden Lindberg and never looked back.

Luc Cross delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Kaden Lindberg did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

In the first, Cross opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 12:31. Lindberg put in what turned out to be the game winning goal at 17:58 with helpers from his linemates, Sullivan and Cross.

In the second period, Sullivan netted a goal at 0:28 with helpers from his linemates, Lindberg and Gavrilenko.

During the third, Boje finally put Bozeman on the board with a goal at 2:38 with assists from teammates Hanley and Schumacher. Cross answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 13:41 with assists from his linemates, Gavrilenko and Niskanen.

Helena’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Battaglia’s big night as he stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced. Battaglia’s counterpart, Carlson, also had a big night, managing to stop 46 of 50, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (27-12-4-0).

The Bighorns defeat the Icedogs 4-3

The Helena Bighorns' offense had a big night, peppering the Bozeman Icedogs with 70 shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead late in the third on a goal from Mikhail Gavrilenko.

Kaden Lindberg contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Jarett Scheibel had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Adam Franklin delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist).

In the second, Lindberg opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 14:29 with helpers from teammates Rieger and Berglund. Scheibel quickly followed with a goal at 16:20 with a helper from his linemate Seitz. Cline quickly followed with a goal at 16:31 with assists from his linemates, Scheibel and Seitz. Franklin finally put the Icedogs on the board with a goal at 18:44 with helpers from his teammates Hanley and Blatter.

During the third, Franklin deposited a goal at 10:51 with assists from Schumacher and Burrell. Charnholm netted a goal at 15:49 with helpers from Patten and Franklin. Gavrilenko quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 17:31 with assists from Lindberg and Solko.

Helena’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Berglund as he stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced. Berglund’s counterpart, Thompson, also had a big night, managing to stop 66 of 70, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (26-12-4-0).