Butte Cobras
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City: Butte, Montana
League: North American 3 Hockey League
Division: Frontier Division
Founded: 2014
Home Arena: Butte Community Ice Center
Colors: Black, Red, White
Owner(s): Butte Amateur Hockey Association
Franchise history
2014-Present: Butte Cobras

The Butte Cobras are a junior team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). They play in Butte, Montana at the Butte Community Ice Center. Originally a member of the Western States Hockey League, the team was established as an expansion team for the 2014-15 season.

On April 4, 2017, it was announced that the owners of the team Michael and Kiomi Burks were donating the ownership of the team to the Butte Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA) which included all of the assets of the team including gear, electronic equipment and $300,000 worth of arena improvements made over the last few years.  The Burks' cited trauma from a plane crash in which they were involved in back in February of 2017. 

On May 26, 2017 the North American 3 Hockey League announced that BAHA had purchased the Glacier Nationals and would be moving the team to Butte as the Butte Cobras.  Neither league website or the team website specified if the relocated NA3HL franchise would be a second team operated by the BAHA or if it was leaving the WSHL for the NA3HL.

The Cobras suspended operations in September 2017 due to a lack of players.  On April 17, 2018 in a press release announcing the 2018-19 season, the NA3HL announced that  the team was returning for the 2018-19 season and would be part of the league's Frontier Division.

Standings Edit

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLSOLPoints Goals
Standing1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
2014–15 46 15 28 - 3 0 33 153 229 4th Northwest Lost 1-2 Whitefish Wolverines -
2015-16 52 11 35 - 6 - 28 142 300 7th Northwest, T-25th of 29 League
2016-17 52 32 18 - 2 - 66 262 194 3rd Northwest, W 2-0 (Bellingham Blazers) W 2-0 (Southern Oregon Spartans) L 0-2 (Idaho Jr. Steelheads)
2017-18 On Hiatus due to lack of players and ownership transfer