The Helena Bighorns lost their first game of the Fraser Cup national tournament 4-1 to the Lewistown-Auburn Nordiques on Wednesday in Chicago.
The Nordiques started strong with two goals in the first period. They added one goal in the second and third periods.
Helena scored its one goal by Darren Donovan in the second period. Hayden Seitz and Justin Sullivan assisted on the goal.
The Bighorns play the North Iowa Bulls at 3 p.m. on Friday to finish off pool play. They still have a chance to advance to the four-team, single-elimination bracket with a win over the Bulls. The top two teams of the three-team pool advance.