BLAINE, Minn. — The Butte Cobras had a successful trip to the North American 3 Hockey Leagues Showcase, going 2-1 Dec. 16-18. 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, overtime 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 Friday and Saturday against the Missoula Bruins and Great Falls Americans.
— Story submitted by Merrick Parnell