We want to congratulate our Missoula Jr. Bruins hockey team for making the playoffs in their first year of existence.

That's quite an accomplishment in the competitive North American 3 Hockey League. So, it's on to the post-season. The Jr. Bruins finished in fourth place in the Frontier Division of NA3HL, and will host the opening playoff game against the fifth place Bozeman Ice Dogs this Friday night, March 10, 7:30, in the Glacier Ice Rink at the Western Montana Fairgrounds.

This is a best-of-three series, with Game Two in Bozeman Saturday night and Game Three, if necessary, will be back in Missoula on Sunday. Let's pack the rink and get rowdy for the Jr. Bruins! Plenty of seats available, and it sure still feels like hockey weather around here, doesn't it?

You can also find out about advance tickets and other details here. Here's wishing them all the best and hoping they can move on to the second round!

DB