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American Dream: Terry huge part of Colorado contingent to win U.S. World Junior gold

January 26th, 2017

The funny thing about Troy Terry scoring shootout goal after shootout goal in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship is he rarely scores them in practice – according to his University of Denver teammates anyway. Yet score he did – three times in a shootout to lift Team USA to a 4-3 victory against…

Colorado connections part of NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings

January 20th, 2017

Earlier this week, NHL Central Scouting released its mid-term rankings for players eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Players with Colorado connections include: Cal Foote, D, Kelowna Rockets/WHL (1st round, 12th overall) – Colorado Thunderbirds alum, Englewood native Zach Walker, F, Boston College/NCAA (7th round, 210th overall) – Colorado Thunderbirds alum…

RoughRiders alum LaRocque coming home with Air Force commitment

December 22nd, 2016

The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders continue to serve notice to NCAA Division I college hockey. Former RoughRiders goaltender Zack LaRocque committed to play for the Air Force Academy (Atlantic Hockey) in late November, becoming the second Rocky Mountain player to commit to the Falcons in the past two months. Midget 16U AAA defenseman Jonathan Morrison committed…

Monument native, T-Birds alum Mantaro decides on D-I Air Force

December 22nd, 2016

Keegan Mantaro is coming home. After plying his trade as a youth with the Colorado Thunderbirds and Jr. Tigers and then making the jump to the United States Hockey League (USHL) the last three seasons, the 18-year-old Monument product will come home soon to play NCAA Division I hockey at Air Force (Atlantic Hockey). It will be a…

Englewood native, T-Birds alum Foote selected to CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

December 15th, 2016

The Canadian Hockey League announced the 40 players that will compete in the 2017 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The 40 CHL players competing in the game were chosen by all 30 NHL clubs and divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting. This season’s…

Rampage grad Hanson tabbed USHL Defenseman of the Week

November 14th, 2016

The United States Hockey League (USHL) announced is weekly award winners for the week ending Nov. 13, 2016, and a Colorado connection bagged one of the honors this week. CCM Defenseman of the Week Bo Hanson – Muskegon Lumberjacks 2 GP: 1 goal, 4 assists, +4 Hanson now leads all USHL defensemen in scoring after…

RMJHL’s Yetis go dormant for ’16-17 season

September 15th, 2016

In year two, the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (RMJHL) will begin the season with six teams instead of seven, and a 42-game regular-season schedule (plus playoffs). The Grand Junction-based Glacier Yetis will not be included during the 2016-17 campaign.  Struggling to field players, the RMJHL Board of Directors placed the Yetis franchise in dormancy…

Six with Colorado ties taken in annual NAHL Draft

June 8th, 2016

A half dozen players with connections to Colorado were selected in the annual North American Hockey League Draft, which was conducted on June 7. Josiah Slavin (Erie), F – Minot Minotauros (3rd round, 67th overall) – T-Birds 18U AAA Nick Ness (Broomfield), F – Bismarck Bobcats (4th round, 93rd overall) – RoughRiders 18U AAA Zach…

WSHL success fuels Jr. Eagles’ hunger for more in ’16-17

May 23rd, 2016

In just three years’ time, the Colorado Jr. Eagles have made major strides in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). After two successful seasons to start their run in the WSHL, the Jr. Eagles went all-in for the 2015-16 season, finishing 43-7-0-2 in the regular season and advancing to the Thorne Cup championship series against…

Englewood’s Eansor selected CHL Player of the Week

April 27th, 2016

The Canadian Hockey league announced April 26 that forward Scott Eansor of the Seattle Thunderbirds is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 24 after scoring three goals in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3. Eansor scored three of his club’s five goals on the road last week,…