Tigers alum, Colorado Springs native Greene finding big-time scoring touch with NA3HL’s Bighorns
Tylor Greene has played 15 games this season for the NA3HL’s Helena Bighorns and is averaging nearly three points per game.
Entering the end of November, the Colorado Springs native has compiled 20 goals and 40 points for the Bighorns, good for second in team scoring and third in league scoring.
Teammate and fellow Colorado Springs native Taber Gutschick has produced 41 points to date.
“I think the secret to my success this year has been my teammates, for sure,” Greene said. “All the guys work so hard every day at practice, and we make each other better. I also feel that Coach Damon (Hanson) has put me in a spot to succeed as well as develop good systems to help our team keep the puck and score a lot of goals.”
During the 2020-21 season, Greene was called up to Helena for two games at the end of the year and said he really enjoyed the team and coaches.
“The owners had big plans and I was thrilled at the opportunity of coming out this year,” said Greene. “Going into this season, I knew that we would be a very skilled and fast team that has great coaches and would be pushed every day to be a better hockey player and person. The owners and coaches care so much about the players that it felt like home.
“Our team has done great this year so far (19-0-0, first place in the Frontier Division), but I feel that a large part of that has to do with the fact that everyone shows up with a smile and wants to get better as well as help their teammates get better every day.”
A Colorado Springs Tigers graduate, Greene is playing this season in Helena with many Colorado natives and past teammates.
“It is truly amazing, and I am so lucky,” Greene said. “It is so rare in hockey to be able to play with a group of guys for over 10 years but at this point, we are all a family.
“Right now, my main focus is winning the Fraser Cup and getting a ring this year.”
In his last year of junior hockey, Greene said next season, he would like to continue his education in college and, hopefully, play college hockey.
— Matt Mackinder
(November 24, 2021)