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).
The Helena Bighorns have won six straight NorPac America West Division Championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. And won the NorPac Cascade Cup five times, including three straight in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Lews & Clark Cup
The Helena Bighorns have won two straight American West Hockey League Championships in 2012 and 2013.
Tier III Junior Hockey National Championship
In 2010, the Helena Bighorns won the Tier III Junior Hockey National Championships by defeating the El Paso Rhinos 5-1 in Rochester, Minnesota.
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.