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March 15th, 2017

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Girls, women’s game keeps growing in Colorado, shows no signs of letting up

February 23rd, 2017

Greg Johnson has been the vice president of women’s and girls hockey for the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) for the past four years and has seen firsthand the tremendous growth of the game for females in the state. He said one of the biggest components to continued growth is “keeping the sport fun and…

Eagles’ Houck selected ECHL Player of the Week after five-point weekend

February 21st, 2017

Jackson Houck of the Colorado Eagles is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 13-19. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Houck scored four goals and added one assist for five points as the Eagles swept a three-game series at Alaska last week to extend their club-record winning streak to 12 games. The 22-year-old…

Plucked from NHL waiver wire, Barberio quickly finds niche on Avalanche back end

February 21st, 2017

Newly acquired Colorado Avalanche defenseman Mark Barberio was picked up off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 2 and reported to practice the following day in Colorado. He travels light. “I’m out here solo,” said Barberio, who is single and without children. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE This spring, Barberio hopes to make a home…

Utah native, Regulators grad Brickley grabs second weekly WCHA defensive award

February 20th, 2017

A trio of underclassmen who helped their teams to important league sweeps highlight the men’s WCHA Players of the Week for games of Feb. 17-18, 2017. The honorees include Minnesota State sophomore defensemen Daniel Brickley (Defensive Player of the Week). READ OUR LATEST ISSUE WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Daniel Brickley, So., D, Minnesota…

DU duo of Terry, Avalanche prospect Butcher takes home weekly NCHC awards

February 20th, 2017

Collecting NCHC Player of the Week honors for Week 18 (games of Feb. 17-18) are University of Denver sophomore forward Troy Terry as Offensive Player of the Week and DU senior blueliner Will Butcher as Defenseman of the Week. Terry earned his second Offensive Player of the Week nod this season and of his career,…

Mustangs, Ice Wizards welcome developmentally-disabled athletes

February 20th, 2017

There’s a new hockey team in Colorado for people with developmental disabilities. The Denver Mustangs held their first practice Nov. 19, only a few weeks after the team’s formation, and played in an American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) tournament in California in January. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Team organizers want to get the word out…

From youth player to coach: Ayers comes full-circle with Tigers

February 19th, 2017

All it took was a phone call with the lone promise of a cup of coffee. Last summer when Kevin Holmstrom was named the head coach of the Colorado Springs Tigers’ 18U AAA team, he knew who he wanted behind the bench with him: Cody Ayers. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I received a message during…

Air Force’s Boje pins down second Atlantic Hockey weekly award of season

February 14th, 2017

Air Force junior defenseman Phil Boje has been named the Travel Team USA Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of Week in helping lead Air Force to three points in the series against American International College Feb. 10-11. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Boje, from Shoreview, Minn., had two points (1-1-2) in the series. He keyed a defense…

Taking Liberties With… Landon Smith

February 14th, 2017

LANDON SMITH Position: Forward, Quinnipiac University (ECAC Hockey) Hometown: Greenwood Village Last Amateur Team: Salmon Arm Silverbacks (British Columbia Hockey League) Youth Teams: Littleton Hawks, Colorado Thunderbirds READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Colorado Rubber: What is your favorite hockey memory growing up? Landon Smith: When I was really young, my family would go up to Keystone…