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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…

Taking Liberties With… Landon Smith

February 14th, 2017

LANDON SMITH Position: Forward, Quinnipiac University (ECAC Hockey) Hometown: Greenwood Village Last Amateur Team: Salmon Arm Silverbacks (British Columbia Hockey League) Youth Teams: Littleton Hawks, Colorado Thunderbirds READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Colorado Rubber: What is your favorite hockey memory growing up? Landon Smith: When I was really young, my family would go up to Keystone…

Tigers’ sled hockey program shares important life lessons

January 31st, 2017

The Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association is unique. As the only association in Colorado to provide all levels of hockey, including adaptive hockey, the Tigers youth (above) and adult (below) sled hockey teams have practice every weekend and a game every fourth weekend at Sertich Ice Rink. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Most Saturday afternoons, you…

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…

CAHA taking every precaution to keep youth hockey safe

January 24th, 2017

The Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is doing everything it can to keep people who shouldn’t be around children away from rinks and locker rooms filled with young hockey players. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Coaches and team managers listed on rosters must undergo a free background screening and complete SafeSport training produced by the United…

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…

Legally blind in one eye, Soderberg battles adversity to be key Avalanche contributor

January 5th, 2017

In fighting adversity, no NHL player might have accomplished more for himself than Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg, who is legally blind in his left eye. In his words, driving home from the Pepsi Center after a game is more difficult than playing hockey at its highest level. Making plays with one eye and avoiding…