Bruins blowout Bighorns in playoff rematch

Helena 1 @ Missoula 6¬†–¬†Cayce Balk’s hat-trick set the pace as the Bruins posted a surprising blowout of the defending Frontier Division Champion Bighorns, 6-1 at home on Friday. Balk nabbed two goals in the first period before adding a third in the final frame. Joining Balk on the Missoula side of the scoresheet were Trevor Prince, Henry Morrison and Connor Frye, while Abe Laggis potted Helena’s lone tally. Larkin Dolan stopped 28 for the win, while Aidan Waal turned aside 29 in the loss.