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RoughRiders grad Koshiol commits to new NCAA D-III Keene State program for ’24-25 season

June 18th, 2024

Ryan Koshiol, a defenseman for the EHL’s East Coast Wizards, has committed to Keene State College for the fall of 2024. The Arizona native and Rocky Mountain RoughRiders alum played his second season with the Wizards in 2023-24 and served as one of the team’s captains. Overall, in 85 career games in the EHL, Koshiol…

After five seasons in Colorado, Wyoming native Salmans heading home to play for NCDC’s Warbirds

June 8th, 2024

Joey Salmans started playing hockey in Wyoming before leaving for Colorado prior to the 2019-20 season. Earlier this offseason, Salmans decided to head back home, signing to play for the NCDC’s Casper Warbirds near his hometown of Laramie. “The coach (Jacob Smulevitch) watched me play throughout last season and has been interested in having me…

Boulder native Wallace making jump to NCAA D-I hockey with commitment to St. Cloud State

June 8th, 2024

Ocean Wallace found his niche in junior hockey with the NAHL’s Austin Bruins. After three seasons with the Bruins, the Boulder native will head to college hockey in 2024-25, recently committing to NCAA Division I St. Cloud State. “I am very proud to announce my commitment to play Division I college hockey and further my…

Erie native, Colorado youth hockey grad Slavin takes home NHL award as 2024 Lady Byng Trophy winner

June 5th, 2024

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin is the 2023-24 recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The 30-year-old Erie native is a Lady Byng Trophy winner for…

Centaurus, Ralston Valley high school, Arvada alum Henry moving up to USPHL’s Fighting Elk for 2024-25 season

June 2nd, 2024

Jadon Henry enjoyed a successful high school hockey career in Colorado, and the Arvada native will continue on with junior hockey next season in his home state with the new Colorado Fighting Elk franchise in the USPHL. “The opportunity was actually presented to me by Anderson Stark (the first player signed by the Fighting Elk),”…

Junior hockey across the border in KIJHL just the ticket for Broomfield native, Jaguars, T-Birds alum Sellers

June 1st, 2024

Deegan Sellers has been enamored with the Canadian style of the game of hockey and next season, the Broomfield native will get to experience the junior hockey side of the game with the KIJHL’s Nelson Leafs. The KIJHL is a league based in Western Canada, and Sellers is excited to get started with Nelson. “A…

Colorado Springs product, Rampage grad Sykes takes next step, commits to NCAA D-III UMass Dartmouth

May 24th, 2024

Spencer Sykes enjoyed playing junior hockey in Massachusetts that he will stay there for college hockey. The Colorado Springs native recently committed to NCAA Division III UMass Dartmouth after two seasons with the EHL’s Boston Jr. Rangers. “The coaching staff at UMass Dartmouth saw me at a showcase and invited me to visit the college,”…

Rampage standout Polumbus advances to junior hockey, signs with BCHL’s Oilers for ’24-25

May 24th, 2024

Cody Polumbus was born in Montana and found his hockey development take a huge upturn when he ventured to Colorado to play for the Colorado Rampage. Next season, Polumbus will begin his junior hockey career in the BCHL with the Okotoks Oilers. “During a trip in Canada, I reached out to Colorado Rampage coach Cody…

Denver native Bender finds NCAA D-III Salem State commitment checks all boxes for next step in career

May 24th, 2024

Admittedly, Aidan Bender hadn’t planned on playing college hockey. Then the right opportunity presented itself and the Denver native decided to switch gears and start his NCAA Division III career this fall at Salem State University, a school located in Salem, Mass. I met Coach Chris MacInnis when I started with the Northern Cyclones U16s…

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