The Butte Cobras had a successful trip to the North American 3 Hockey Leagues Showcase in Minnesota, going 2-1. The Cobras opened the event with a 5-3 win over the Evansville Thunderbolts, as Butte’s Tyson Stovin lead the scoring with a hat trick and one assist performance. Joe Erickson and Dan Liner had Butte’s two other goals, and goalie Karl Zoda made 24 saves.
Butte’s next game was a 2-1, ovetime loss to the Willmar Warhawks, but Butte would rebound and cruise to a thrilling 6-5 Overtime win against the Niagra Powerhawks. Ben Dirks would score a hat-trick for the Cobras, and Charles Blandin chipped in another two goals.
Butte’s next home games will be the 28th and 29th of December against the Missoula Bruins and Great Falls Americans.