Missoula Bruins
Missoula Jr. Bruins logo
City: Missoula, Montana
League: North American 3 Hockey League
Division: Frontier
Founded: 2016
Home Arena: Glacier Ice Rink
Colors: Red and Whtie
Owner(s): Jason and Liz DiMatteo
General Manager: Marcus Baxter
Head Coach: Marcus Baxter
Media: The Missoula Standard
Franchise history
2016-Present: Missoula Bruins

The Missoula Bruins are an expansion team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). They are slated to begin play with the 2016-17 NA3HL Season. The team was announced by the Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association on May 21, 2016 (after rumors had surfaced in the previous few weeks). The league formally announced the addition of the team to the league on May 31st.

The team signed a lease with the Glacier Ice Rink while the Western States Hockey League's (WSHL) Missoula Maulers were still tenants in the building. Reports online indicate that this may be the first of several battles between the USA Hockey-sanctioned NA3HL and the Amateur Athletic Union-sanctioned WSHL; as the leagues' footprints overlap. The WSHL team's owner had reached an impasse with the arena management on a new lease in the building and the Bruins organization had been approved as an expansion team by the NA3HL. The owner of the Missoula Maulers had folded the team around May 13th.

Team ResultsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OL = Overtime losses, SL = Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Finish = Finish in Division, Playoffs = Results in playoffs

Season GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2016-17 47 27 16 3 1 58 224 137 4th, Frontier Lost Division Quarterfinals over Bozeman IceDogs 2-0
2017-18 47 17 28 2 0 36 149 235 5th, Frontier Did not qualify