The Billings Blazers were an ice hockey team that operated from 1975-1977. The team was part of the Southwest Hockey League, playing against such teams as the Wranglers of Amarillo, Texas, Chaparrals of Albuquerque, N.M. and the Icemen of Tuscon, Ariz. The SWHL folded in 1977, and the Blazers ended their franchise run with a record of 53 wins, 67 losses and 3 ties. The team was the first sports team to utilize the then-new Montana Entertainment Trade and Recreation Arena (Metra) as their home arena. Helmets were optional.