Former Tiger Liam Bland (2016-2020) is making headlines with the Missoula Jr Bruins of the NA3HL. Bland played his U15,16 and U18 seasons with the Tigers and helped lead the team to a exciting 30-22-0-6 record in his final season. During that 2019-20 season Liam served as a assistant captain while putting up a impressive 21 goals and 27 assists for the Tigers.This year with Missoula, Bland has been scoring and making headlines as he sits second in the league with 25 goals at the midway point of the season. Fresh off a Star of the Week honor Bland returned from the break with a GWG to get the second half rolling for the Bruins.
JANUARY 2, 2021
Missoula 5 @ Great Falls 4 (OT) – Missoula forward Liam Bland continued his hot play as he scored two goals, including the overtime-winner and added an assist as the Jr. Bruins knocked off the Americans, 5-4. The two teams traded goals throughout the game. Great Falls struck first in the opening period as Cole Komarek scored. Missoula took over the lead in the 2nd period with goals from Gavin Tritt and Kade Levins. The Americans tied the game at 2-2 with a tally from Micah Serino. In a wild 3rd period, Bland and Owen Miley scored for Missoula, while Bryson Fletcher and Alex Jackson scored for the Americans to send to game to overtime. Jr. Bruins goalie Will Hays made 46 saves in the win, while Ben Monsivais made 25 saves in the loss.
Dec 22, 2020
Bland bagged a stunning four goals and four assists in two games this week to guide the Bruins to a 2-0 week. In Tuesday’s win over Helena, he notched a pair of goals and set up three others for his second five-point game in four outings. After a brief break, Bland was back at it in Missoula’s Friday win over Butte, netting another pair and recording another assist, marking his first consecutive multi-point efforts since Nov. 6-7. Bland leads all Missoula skaters with 21g-22a—43pts in 19 games, good for third in league scoring