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Helena and Northeast move on to Fraser Cup Final

March 23, 2024

Photo Credit: John Elftmann & Jeff Lawler / NA3HL

The 2024 NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship Tournament is down to the final two squads as the Helena Bighorns will take on the Northeast Generals for the right to hoist the Fraser Cup after an electric semifinal Saturday in St. Peters. 

One of these clubs will raise the Fraser Cup for the very first time not only for their respective team but also for their respective divisions as the East and Frontier divisions have never won a Fraser Cup championship.

That will change this year for either the Bighorns or the Generals. 

The 2024 Fraser Cup Final can be seen live on NAHLTV

For more information about the Fraser Cup, please visit: http://na3hl.com/fraser-cup/

Day 4 Recaps:

Fraser Cup Semifinal Game 1: Northeast Generals 2 vs. Granite City Lumberjacks 1: The Northeast Generals clinched their spot in the 2024 Fraser Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the 2023 reigning champion Granite City Lumberjacks. After a scoreless first period, Blake Hasenauer (10:23) got the Generals on the board to end the second period with a 1-0 lead. In the second, Northeast added to the lead with Caiden Hess (15:48) making it 2-0. Later in the period, Joe Greniuk (17:09) got the Lumberjacks on the scoresheet. Generals goalie Daniel Antal was fantastic in the crease as he stopped 45 shots on net. Sunday will be the first time in Franchise history that the Generals will be in the Fraser Cup Final game. 

Fraser Cup Semifinal Game 2: Gillette Wild 1 vs. Helena Bighorns 3: The Helena Bighorns met up against their division rival the Gillette Wild in a semifinal game that sent the winners to the Fraser Cup Final. The Bighorns took the win after netting two goals in the third period for a 3-1 win. After a scoreless first period, Gillette got on the board first with an Adam Severson (0:34) goal. Late in the middle frame, Braden Cunningham (17:41) evened the game 1-1 to end the period. In the third, Patrick Crooks (11:15) scored to get the Bighorns their first lead of the night, 2-1. With seconds to spare, Braden Cunningham (19:51) capitalized on an empty Gillette net for the 3-1 win. Bighorns goalie Jesse Schindel was a force in net stopping 29 shots in the win. Sunday will also be the first time in Helena’s history that they will play for the Fraser Cup title. 

2024 Fraser Cup Championship Schedule (all times Central)

Sunday, March 26: Fraser Cup Final, 4pm: Helena Bighorns vs. Northeast Generals 


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