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Category Archives: High School

Tahoe Hockey Academy: What a difference a year makes

February 1st, 2017

The beginning of a new year is a time when most people make resolutions to improve in the year ahead while reflecting on what they have achieved in the previous 12 months. The staff at the Tahoe Hockey Academy (THA), although off to a great start in its inaugural season and school year, is hard…

Tahoe Hockey Academy boasts solid marks at halfway point

December 28th, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, the leadership at Tahoe Hockey Academy is taking some time to reflect on the trials and tribulations of starting a hockey academy from the ground up, and the many successes they’ve encountered since opening their doors to their first class of student-athletes on Sept. 12. “Our goal from Day…

Tahoe Hockey Academy finding elusive ‘path to success’

December 6th, 2016

It has been more than two months since the Tahoe Hockey Academy opened its doors to its first class of student-athletes, and the progress being made on and off the ice has the administration feeling extremely optimistic. “The goal from Day 1 was to implement a program that provided an extensive athletic and academic curriculum,”…

Tahoe Hockey Academy ‘ecstatic’ to get season started

October 31st, 2016

After months and months of planning, the doors finally opened at Tahoe Hockey Academy last month, and things finally started to seem real when the academy played its first games in late September. Donning its purple and white uniforms for the first time, the team traveled to Winnipeg the last weekend in September and opened…

Class finally in session at the Tahoe Hockey Academy

September 28th, 2016

The date of Sept. 12 will mark an important day in Tahoe Hockey Academy’s history. After years of conceptualizing and months of planning, the academy will officially open to its first class of student-athletes. Academic lesson plans have been prepared, games have been scheduled, and the hundreds of other details have been put in place…

Tahoe Hockey Academy gaining steam toward late summer opening

August 10th, 2016

It’s been years in the making, and now it’s down to the final weeks. Later this month, the Tahoe Hockey Academy will officially open its doors for the first time, and the group of men behind organizing California’s first hockey boarding school couldn’t be more ready. The excitement is palpable in Tahoe, and the momentum…

Exposure key for Colorado squads at America’s Showcase

May 23rd, 2016

For Team Colorado Burgundy and Team Colorado White, the trip across the country last month was well worth it. Each squad participated in USA Hockey’s annual America’s Showcase in Pittsburgh, a tournament that gives high school junior and senior players a chance to display their talents for coaches from prep school, AAA, junior and college…

Monarch wins silver at USA Hockey high school nationals

May 7th, 2016

Monarch high school coach Jimmy Dexter is humble when talking about what his team accomplished at the USA Hockey High School Nationals from March 17-21 out in Reston, Va. A silver medal and second-place finish, though, certainly is a fine finish to a season that saw Monarch go 22-1, losing in the state championship game…

Team Colorado aiming to make noise at America’s Showcase

January 27th, 2016

Team Colorado is headed back to America’s Showcase only this time, bigger and hopefully, better than ever. America’s Showcase is an annual five-day hockey tournament held in the spring at Robert Morris University in suburban Pittsburgh. It gives premier junior and senior high school players representing their state an opportunity to compete and display their…

HPHL proving to be competitive spring hockey option

December 22nd, 2015

Hockey in the spring? Why not? The High Plains Hockey League (HPHL) has proven since 2000 that it can be done. The USA Hockey-affiliated high school league gives hundreds of Colorado hockey players an opportunity each year to represent their school and community and play alongside their friends and classmates. A total of 34 varsity…