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Overtime heroics fuel Aspen’s run to RMJHL championship

March 22nd, 2016

After trailing the Breckenridge Bucks 6-1 going into the third period of a Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (RMJHL) semifinal on March 3, it looked all but over for the Aspen Leafs. About an hour later, Aspen captain Taylor Knight’s overtime winner completed the comeback and the Leafs had a 7-6 win and a date…

Colasimone, Wammes bring Canadian culture to Jr. Eagles

February 16th, 2016

After playing the 2014-15 season in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, Mac Colasimone made the jump to the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) this season with the Colorado Jr. Eagles, a move he hopes pays off with an NCAA opportunity down the line. Colasimone, a 20-year-old forward from Surrey, British Columbia (near Vancouver), was looking…

Former Rampage star makes ‘Strong’ NCAA commitment

January 28th, 2016

The Topeka RoadRunners of the North American Hockey League have announced that forward Cam Strong has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Dartmouth College (ECAC) in Hanover, N.H. Strong skated for the Colorado Rampage 18U AAA team from 2012-14, scoring 41 points in 76 games and making a trip to the USA Hockey…

RMJHL gaining confidence, notice on a national level

January 26th, 2016

With a handful of players moving up to Tier I and Tier II levels of junior hockey, as well as several teams and players ranked among the best in all of USA Hockey Tier III juniors, it’s difficult to realize that the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (RMJHL) is still on its maiden voyage. Then…

Utah native Pike, former T-Bird Carlson named to NAHL Top Prospects Tournament

January 25th, 2016

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters for next month’s NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, presented by Easton, which will be held from Feb. 15-16 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. Two player with Colorado/Utah connections were selected in Bismarck Bobcats forward Jared Pike, a native of Sandy, Utah, and former Colorado…

Carlo, Eansor reflect on United States World Junior bronze

January 18th, 2016

Admittedly, there were a few nerves for Brandon Carlo and Scott Eansor. That was during the United States’ pre-tournament camp in Vierumaki, Finland, before the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship began in Helsinki over the Christmas holiday. “I was rooting for him so much in camp,” said Carlo of his longtime friend and former Colorado Thunderbirds…

Miners playing impressive hockey in inaugural RMJHL season

December 29th, 2015

The easy part is in the past for the Pikes Peak Miners team in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (RMJHL). Off to an extremely fast start in the first season of the six-team league, the Miners now must continue the momentum each weekend they take the ice. “Moving forward, we just can’t let our…

Colorado developing goaltenders at a rapid pace for junior, college hockey

December 24th, 2015

As the overall quality of youth hockey in the Rocky Mountain region has increased in the past decade or so, another trend has emerged – the place is starting to become a goalie factory. Think it’s fiction? Check the facts. Four goaltenders from Colorado and Utah have been selected in the past three NHL drafts…

Scahill providing leadership, spark for Jr. Eagles

November 25th, 2015

When Reed Scahill thinks back on his mid-summer decision to leave his Michigan home and sign with the Colorado Jr. Eagles, he’s glad he eventually picked up the phone. Through mutual contacts in the hockey world, Jr. Eagles coach-GM Steve Haddon started calling Scahill to recruit the Port Huron, Mich., product to Northern Colorado. Scahill,…

Trio of Colorado Junior A clubs aiming for WSHL glory

September 25th, 2015

On the eve of the 2015-16 Western States Hockey League (WSHL) season starting, every team is optimistic that all the pieces are in place to make a successful run for the prestigious Thorne Cup. For the three Colorado-based teams – Colorado Evolution (Denver), Colorado Jr. Eagles (Fort Collins) and Superior RoughRiders (Superior) – each of…