Glenwood Springs’ Hadsock makes jump to NA3HL’s Americans, relishing rookie season between pipes
Hunter Hadsock used a successful senior season playing high school hockey in his hometown of Glenwood Springs to make the jump to junior hockey this season.
Now a rookie goaltender with the NA3HL’s Great Falls Americans, Hadsock is enjoying the hockey landscape in Montana.
“I was given the opportunity to play for Great Falls by coach Kirk Golden (also a Vail native),” Hadsock said. “I had a good season last year playing high school hockey and when I was given the offer to play this year, I took it. I chose the NA3HL because it’s good Tier III hockey that is known for getting players opportunities to play past juniors.
“This season, I want to grow as a goalie and teammate. I also hope to possibly get looked at by colleges.”
Hadsock said that his love for the game began some 15 years ago.
“I was four when I first put on skates,” said Hadsock. “My parents took me to the local rink, and I fell in love with the sport. Glenwood Springs has always been my home for hockey.”
For his youth hockey career, Hadsock played for the Glenwood Grizzlies until his junior year of high school when he joined a CHSAA varsity team, the Glenwood Demons.
Looking ahead, Hadsock has attainable goals in mind.
“My short-term goal this season is to gain as much confidence in the net for next season,” he said. “And my long-term goal is to play NCAA Division III hockey or ACHA Division I.”
(Nov. 13, 2020)