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2012–13 AWHL season
League America West Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 28, 2012 – March 2, 2013
Total attendance 102,419
Regular Season
Season champions Helena Bighorns (1st)
[[{{{finals_link}}}|]] champions Helena Bighorns (2nd)
  Runners-up Yellowstone Quake

The 2012–13 AWHL season was the 2nd season of the America West Hockey League. The regular season schedule ran from September 28, 2012[1] to March 2, 2013.[2]

Team changes Edit

The Yellowstone Quake joined the AWHL for the 2012-13 season. The Quake, who previously played in the Northern Pacific Hockey League, will be the league's 7th member.[3]

The Glacier Nationals of the Northern Pacific Hockey League played 20 games (10 home, 10 away) against AWHL teams. This was done to help alleviate the travel time Glacier had to make to play teams in their league. Glacier is the farthest east of all of the NORPAC teams.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Final StandingsEdit

American West Hockey League
GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Helena Bighorns 48 44 2 2 0 334 55 90
2 Yellowstone Quake 48 35 11 2 0 234 155 72
3 Gillette Wild 48 30 14 4 0 224 165 64
4 Missoula Maulers 48 28 18 1 1 219 152 58
5 Billings Bulls 48 20 23 3 2 142 176 45
6 Great Falls Americans 48 16 30 1 1 129 194 34
7 Bozeman Icedogs 48 1 47 0 0 72 376 2

PlayoffsEdit

AWHL SemifinalsEdit

The Helena Bighorns swept the Missoula Maulers in three games to advance to the finals.[4] The Yellowstone Quake also swept the Gillette Wild in three games to reach the finals.[5]

AWHL FinalsEdit

The Helena Bighorns swept the Yellowstone Quake in three games to win the 2012-2013 AWHL Championship.[6][7]

USA Hockey Tier III Junior National ChampionshipEdit

By winning the AWHL Championship, Helena earned a birth to the 2013 USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Championship in Rochester, Minnesota.[6] The Bighorns went 2-1 in pool play, with a 2-1 overtime win against the New Jersey Rockets,[8] an 11-2 win over the Boch Blazers,[9] and a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Knights.[10] The Bighorns earned the 2nd seed in their group and advanced to the semifinals, losing to the eventual national champion [11] North Iowa Bulls 3-2 in 2OT.[12]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "AWHL Releases Schedule For 2012-13 Season". Retrieved on August 11, 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "AWHL League Schedule". Retrieved on August 11, 2012. 
  3. "Yellowstone Quake Join the AWHL". Retrieved on August 12, 2012. 
  4. "Bighorns meet Yellowstone in championship hockey series", Independent Record. Retrieved on April 4, 2013. 
  5. "Wild Swept From the Playoffs". Retrieved on April 4, 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Bighorns complete sweep of Quake for 8th league title". Retrieved on April 4, 2013. 
  7. "Bighorns win AWHL title". Retrieved on April 4, 2013. 
  8. "Bighorns skate by", Independent Record, April 5, 2013. Retrieved on April 12, 2013. 
  9. "Helena secures semifinal berth after 11-2 blowout win over Boch", Independent Record, April 6, 2013. Retrieved on April 12, 2013. 
  10. "Bighorns fall to Atlanta at nationals, still move into semifinals", Independent Record, April 6, 2013. Retrieved on April 12, 2013. 
  11. "North Iowa Bulls win championship", Radio Iowa, April 9, 2013. Retrieved on April 12, 2013. 
  12. "Bighorns lose to Bulls", Beartooth NBC, April 8, 2013. Retrieved on April 12, 2013. 
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