The Missoula Chamber recently sent a letter to the Missoula City-County Health Department asking them to work with the Missoula Jr. Bruins Hockey Team to find some updated health guidelines that would allow them to safely host home games at Glacier Ice Rink.
This group of athletes has been forced to travel outside of Missoula to play all of their games this season - even home games. The cost burden this was putting on the team was significant. It also forced families and fans to travel outside of Missoula to attend games and support the players.
After our letter, and thanks in part to fewer active cases of Covid-19 in the community, the health board accepted the recommendations of the health department and eased restrictions on event attendance. Thanks to these changes, the Missoula Jr. Bruins Hockey Team will be able to, once again, host home games in Missoula. They have a plan in place to maintain social distancing between teams and spectators and will provide a safe environment for hockey fans. We were proud to be a part of reaching this conclusion and getting the players back on home ice.