Helena Area Youth Hockey Association sent two Squirt teams (ages 9-11) to Bozeman to compete in the Bozeman Cup Tournament this past weekend. The Helena teams both placed first in their respective divisions.

Helena Bighorns Squirt Blue team competed in the Squirt A division and defeated the Ogden Mustangs in the championship game on Sunday 5-1.

Earlier in the weekend, Helena Squirt Blue defeated Bozeman and tied games with Jackson Hole and Ogden. Helena’s Squirt Blue team is coached by Brandon Vonada, Adam Senechal, Chad Hultin, and Quinn Lybbert.

Helena Bighorns Squirt White team competed in the Squirt B division and defeated the Bozeman Ice Dogs in the championship game 8-7 in sudden death overtime. Helena scored the game winner with 19 seconds left in overtime.

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To get to the championship game, Helena Squirt White defeated teams from Bozeman, Missoula, and Great Falls. Helena’s Squirt White team is coached by Bill Shropshire, Andy Zietz, and Nick Carroll.


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