The Helena Bighorns play the Missoula Bruins in the first game of the season on Sept. 16 at Helena Ice Arena.
Bob Richards is in his first-year as head coach. The rookie head coach is not unfamiliar to the Capitol City, he previously played for the Bighorns and later served as an assistant.
The big concern is lack of experience. Helena’s roster contains only five players with junior hockey games under their belt.
The puck drops for the first game at 7:05 p.m.