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DU’s Jaillet again claims NCHC Goaltender of the Week honors

February 14th, 2017

Four different teams are represented among the Bauer National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Players of the Week for the week of Feb. 6-12, 2017, with University of Denver junior netminder Tanner Jaillet being named Goaltender of the Week. Jaillet has now claimed Goaltender of the Week four times this season and six times in his…

Chalk Talk: Passionate parents, coaches need to stay within reason

February 13th, 2017

I have always been told as an official that you should always have your officiating gear close by or at least in your car – you never know when you show up at the rink that you may be asked to officiate. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE I currently work part time at the local rink,…

Mainland Tournament features unique Canada-USA Showcase

February 10th, 2017

The concept went over so well last year that tournament organizers couldn’t possibly not bring it back, and they decided to one-up themselves in 2017 by expanding it to a second division this year. The Canada vs. USA Showcase was the highlight of last year’s Mainland Tournament, and it is expected to be even more…

Setting goals, setting expectations: What’s the difference?

February 9th, 2017

In the early 1970’s while dreaming of playing for the Finnish team Jokerit, Jari Kurri was collecting NHL cards with dreams of stardom. Over a decade later, my best friend and I regularly teamed up in his cul-de-sac as the most dynamic duo in NHL history – he was No. 99 (Wayne Gretzky) and I…

Eagles’ Saunders tabbed ECHL Goaltender of the Week

February 8th, 2017

Clarke Saunders of the Colorado Eagles is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 30-Feb. 5. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It is the second time this season that Saunders has received the weekly honor. Saunders went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .982 in two appearances…

Air Force duo picks up weekly awards from Atlantic Hockey

February 7th, 2017

Air Force’s Shane Starrett and Brady Tomlak have earned Travel Team USA Atlantic Hockey weekly honors in helping lead the Falcons to a road sweep at Bentley Feb. 3-4. Starrett was named the Goalie of the Week, while Tomlak was named the Rookie of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Starrett stopped 51 of the…

Pierro-Zabotel keeping NHL dreams alive with ECHL’s Eagles

February 6th, 2017

For Casey Pierro-Zabotel, winning an ECHL Kelly Cup title last season with the Allen Americans has only made him hungrier to do the same this year with the Colorado Eagles. A former NHL draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins (third round in 2007) and British Columbia Hockey League MVP, Pierro-Zabotel signed with the Eagles in…

RoughRiders taste home cooking as 13Us take NAHL FPT crown

February 3rd, 2017

There was no place like home for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders’ 13U AAA team during the North American Hockey League’s Future Prospects Tournament (FPT) from Jan. 13-16. Playing most of their games at the Sport Stable in Superior, the 13Us ran the table, going 6-0 over the weekend. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This is really…

Former Jr. Grizzlies now captains of T-Birds, Rampage teams

February 2nd, 2017

Most players skating for the top AAA programs in Colorado are homegrown talents. But for three teams’ captains this season, those honors belong to a trio of former Utah Jr. Grizzlies players. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Forwards Mason Mannek (Herriman native, captain for Colorado Thunderbirds’ 16U team) and Jake Jensen (Salt Lake City, Colorado Rampage…

Grizzlies’ Cuddemi takes home ECHL Rookie of the Month honors for January

February 2nd, 2017

Utah Grizzlies forward Ralph Cuddemi has been named the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for January. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Cuddemi led ECHL rookies with 12 goals and was tied for the rookie league lead with 18 points in 11 January games as the Grizzlies went 8-2-1-0. He is tied for the rookie lead…