MAY 31, 2016
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced that it has approved a new expansion team, the Missoula Junior Bruins, to begin play in the 2016-17 season in Missoula, Montana.
Missoula, a former AWHL market prior to its merger with the NA3HL in 2013-14, lies directly in the heart of the NA3HL Frontier Division footprint of Montana and Wyoming, which will now consist of eight teams. The Junior Bruins will be the league’s 48th member club overall.
“The city of Missoula has a fantastic hockey community and tradition, and it fits perfectly into the NA3HL’s Frontier division,” said NA3HL Commissioner Denny Scanlon.