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Category Archives: Girls

Girls Stick With It aims to increase numbers for girls hockey

November 26th, 2015

By and large, hockey is generally seen as primarily (and sometimes solely) as a boys sport. There is no women’s league that generates the level of coverage that the NHL does, nor is there as much college hockey coverage as there is for men. But one Denver program is doing its best to try change…

Select’s Martinez earns prestigious Liz Turgeon Award

November 19th, 2015

Lexi Martinez said she has had a love for hockey ever since she set foot on the ice as a toddler many years ago. Now in her fifth season playing for the esteemed Colorado Select organization, that passion has translated into the 19U AAA forward being named the 2015 recipient of the Elizabeth “Liz” Turgeon…

Development, momentum on Lady RoughRiders’ side

November 13th, 2015

For the Rocky Mountain Lady RoughRiders, less means more. As the program transitions into its third year of operation, the 2015-16 campaign will be the first without a 19U team. Not to worry, according to Lady RoughRiders director of hockey operations Marcus Scarafoni. “We’re growing the right way and that’s what we are most proud…

Select a vital cog in High Performance Training Day

September 28th, 2015

It’s always a positive event when four competitive organizations come together for one common goal. Back on Aug. 22, the top 14U age level female hockey players from around the state gathered in Colorado Springs for the 14U High Performance Training Day – a day of intense on-ice training, fitness testing and an off-ice presentation…

Aspen elated to have ‘impressive, elite’ Knutson on board

September 23rd, 2015

Emily Knutson wanted to step away from coaching hockey to be a skiing coach and for five years, she was content being on the slopes and away from the rink. The one notion she couldn’t get out of her head was that the urge to get back on skates was still there – and it…

CSGHA keeps moving in the right direction

July 26th, 2015

Kendall Hanley took over as the director of hockey of the Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association just over a year ago, and she’s nothing but pleased with the program’s continued progression. “Like any transition when there’s a new person in a certain role, you don’t know what to expect at first, but I’m very hands-on…

Two Lady RoughRiders teams off to nationals

March 22nd, 2015

Still only in its infancy, the second-year Rocky Mountain Lady RoughRiders organization has wasted little time establishing itself as a legitimate player in Colorado’s youth hockey circles. The Westminster-based girls program will send two of its teams – 14U AA and 16U AA – to this month’s USA Hockey Tier II National Championships, which will…

Select’s 19U AAA’s seniors off to NCAA ranks

February 24th, 2015

Over the past 15 years, the Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association (CSGHA) has developed dozens of players who’ve advanced to the NCAA ranks, and this season is no exception. All five of the 19U AAA team’s graduating seniors – forwards Elizabeth Dohner, Jocelyn Gacek, Julie Matthias and Caley Mueller and goaltender Jaime Meroz – will…

Aspen delivers with 14U AA girls team

February 2nd, 2015

Sometimes it’s not easy finding appropriate developmental opportunities for girls, especially in Colorado’s mountain towns, but Aspen Junior Hockey (AJH) is making it work. A perfect example is its newly created 14U AA team, which sprung to life this season with players being underwhelmed, competitively, at the 12U level and overwhelmed at 19U. AJH hockey…

Mountaineers’ women reaching new heights

January 14th, 2015

The Vail Mountaineers Hockey Club (VMHC) has swelled from 10 girls in 2012-13 to more than 40 this season, citing continued growth of the women’s game across Colorado. VMHC girls hockey representative Karl Borski says being able to ice three teams this season between the VMHC and Vail Recreation District (VRD) at the 10U, 12U…