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Category Archives: Girls

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…

Lakewood native, Select alum Hensley lands NCAA Top 10 award

December 5th, 2016

Former Colorado Select and Lindenwood University women’s hockey goaltender Nicole Hensley was chosen as one of the 10 recipients for the NCAA Top 10 award. Hensley becomes the first player from the College Hockey America conference to win the award, and the fifth recipient all-time from the sport of women’s hockey. The award recognizes former student-athletes for their…

Lady RoughRiders take giant step with nationals berth

May 26th, 2016

Even though the Rocky Mountain Lady RoughRiders’ 16U AA team came home with a 1-3 mark at the USA Hockey Youth Nationals last month in Burlington, Vt., no one was about to sulk. Lady RoughRiders hockey director Marcus Scarafoni called the experience nothing short of amazing. “Nationals is a great way for our players to…

Klee wants more success with U.S. Women’s National Team

April 4th, 2016

He’s back … behind the bench. Former NHL stalwart Ken Klee has been named coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship. The tournament will be March 28-April 4 at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia. This is the sixth consecutive…

National tournament a goal from Day 1 for Lady RoughRiders

March 30th, 2016

Getting to the USA Hockey Youth Nationals last year was one thing for the Rocky Mountain Lady RoughRiders 16U AA team. Doing it again was the bigger challenge, but the girls repeated with a Rocky Mountain District championship March 12, sweeping the Arizona Lady Coyotes in two straight shutouts of 8-0 and 7-0. “It definitely…

Colorado Select sends trio to USA Hockey Nationals

March 30th, 2016

The Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association (CSGHA) reestablished itself as the dominant force in elite girls hockey in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region during this year’s playoff season. Over the past month, CSGHA has brought home a C470 league championship at the 12U level, a state championship at the 14U Tier II level, a…

Hensley saves her best in rewriting NCAA record books

March 2nd, 2016

To think that when Nicole Hensley first left her Lakewood home to attend and play hockey at Lindenwood University, she was a bit lost and called home for guidance – often. Four years later, she’s an NCAA record-holder. Early in the first-period Jan. 29 against Robert Morris University, Hensley’s first save of the game represented…

Lakewood’s Hensley named to U.S. Women’s National Team

February 25th, 2016

Lakewood native and former Colorado Select goaltender Nicole Hensley has been named to the roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The tournament runs March 28-April 4 at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British, Columbia. Hensley is wrapping up her senior season at NCAA Division…

Adversity hasn’t deterred ‘amazing’ Green Mountain Falls star Morton

February 18th, 2016

Madi Morton has been through more in her 14 years of life than most adults experience. Truth be told, the negatives far outweigh the positives, but by getting immersed in the game of hockey, the Green Mountain Falls Bantam A standout has been able to focus on moving forward and leaving the past where it…

Staufer endures summer scare, back coaching Lady RoughRiders

December 28th, 2015

Jennifer Staufer is an avid hiker in the offseason, but this past summer, found herself climbing a much higher challenge that had her starting out in panic mode, but ultimately, has a happy ending. Staufer, who coaches the Rocky Mountain Lady RoughRiders 12U team, was hiking Crestone Peak in July with her hiking partner, Adam…