Great Falls Americans
- This article is about the current NA3HL team. For the original WHL franchise of same name, see: Great Falls Americans (WHL).
|Great Falls Americans|
|City||Great Falls, Montana|
|Founded||2011 (In the AWHL)|
|Home arena||Great Falls IcePlex (1,500)|
|Colors||Red, White, and Blue
|General manager||Jeff Heimel|
|Head coach||Jeff Heimel|
|2011–present||Great Falls Americans|
The Great Falls Americans are an USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team from Great Falls, Montana and play out of the Great Falls IcePlex in North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The players, ages 16–20, carry amateur status under Junior A guidelines and hope to earn a spot on a Canadian Major Junior, Collegiate or minor professional team.
The Americans were founded in 2011 as an expansion team scheduled to be part of the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NorPac) for the 2011–12 season. Instead, the team joined the rest of the eastern NorPac teams in creating the new American West Hockey League (AWHL).
|Season||GP||W||L||OTL||Pts||GF||GA||PIM||Regular Season Finish||Playoffs|
|American West Hockey League|
|2011–12||48||1||46||1||2||97||359||1,343||6th of 6, AWHL||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||48||16||30||2||34||129||194||954||6th of 7, AWHL||Did not qualify|
|2013–14||48||36||9||3||75||216||121||981||2nd of 8, AWHL||Won Semifinals, 3–1 vs. Gillette Wild
Lost Finals, 0–3 vs. Helena Bighorns
|North American 3 Hockey League|
|2014–15||47||34||10||3||71||168||87||644||1st of 7, Frontier Div.
3rd of 31, NA3HL
|Won Div. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Billings Bulls
Won Div. Finals, 2–0 vs. Helena Bighorns
0–3–0 in Silver Cup Round Robin
(L, 1–3 vs. Wolves; L, 1–3 vs. Jets; L, 1–6 vs. Bulls)
|2015–16||47||34||11||2||70||203||93||735||2nd of 7, Frontier Div.
8th of 34, NA3HL
|Won Div. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Bozeman Icedogs
Won Div. Finals, 2–0 vs. Yellowstone Quake
2–1–0 in Silver Cup Round Robin
(W, 2–1 vs. Ducks; L, 1–4 vs. Bulls; W, 8–1 vs. Quake)
Lost Semifinal game, 4–5 vs. Metro Jets
|2016–17||47||38||4||5||81||258||96||699||2nd of 7, Frontier Div.
4th of 48, NA3HL
|Won Div. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Gillete Wild
Lost Div. Finals, 1–2 vs. Yellowstone Quake