Helena Bighorns

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Helena Bighorns
Helena Bighorns logo.png
City Helena, Montana
League AWHL
Founded 1998
Home arena Helena Ice Arena

Blue, Black and White

Owner(s) Mike Butters and Oren Koules
Head coach Scott Cunningham
Website www.helenabighorns.com
Franchise history
1998-2000 Helena Gold Rush
2001-Present Helena Bighorns

The Helena Bighorns is a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team in the American West Hockey League based in Helena, Montana USA. The team plays their home games at the 1,600-seat Helena Ice Arena. The team is owned by Mike Butters and Oren Koules, president of Evolution Entertainment and former part-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).

Cascade Cup[edit]

The Helena Bighorns have won six straight NorPac America West Division Championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.[1] And won the NorPac Cascade Cup five times, including three straight in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010.[2]

Lews & Clark Cup[edit]

The Helena Bighorns have won two straight American West Hockey League Championships in 2012 and 2013.[3]

Tier III Junior Hockey National Championship[edit]

In 2010, the Helena Bighorns won the Tier III Junior Hockey National Championships by defeating the El Paso Rhinos 5-1 in Rochester, Minnesota.[4]


The Bighorns have had a number of alumni move on to NCAA NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, ACHA collegiate programs, higher levels of junior ice hockey, and professional ice hockey.[5]


  1. ^ "Bighorns Capture Sixth Straight Division Championship". Helena Bighorns Hockey Club. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Bighorns Storm Past Seattle for Third Straight Cascade Cup Championship". Helena Bighorns Hockey Club. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Bighorns complete sweep of Quake for 8th league title". Independent Record. March 30, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Helena Bighorns capture hockey national championship". Independent Record. April 5, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alumni". Helena Bighorns Hockey Club. 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

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