#1 Helena Tops Butte in Final Game Before the Showcase
In the last game before the North American 3 Hockey League’s showcase in Minnesota, the Butte Cobras faced off against the Helena Bighorns. Helena entered the contest with a 22-2 record and is currently sitting in first place in the Frontier Division.
“The first period we battled hard, got a lot of shots and played physically, but we gotta stop pucks better and find scoring opportunities,” said Cobras Assistant coach Josh Smith.
Helena would jump to an early lead in the first, but Butte would answer with Tyson Stovin goal. Helena’s offense ignited to score five more goals in the game and take the win 6-1. Karl Zodda, Butte’s starting goalie, would make 57 saves on the night, taking first star honors, while his teammates Tyson Stovin would collect the second star of the game and Charles Blandin earned third.
The Cobra’s next few games will be in Minnesota as part of the NA3HL Showcase. At the Showcase, they will play: Evansville, Niagra, and Willmar. For more info, check out buttecobras.com