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Salt Lake City native Letey picks up monthly honors from USPHL

February 7th, 2023

The USPHL has announced that Utah Outliers goalie Jaxon Letey is the Mountain Division Goaltender of the Month. A 2003-born Salt Lake City native, Letey has been virtually unbeatable for Utah this season and January was no exception. Letey won five of his six starts and notched his second shutout on Jan. 21 over Pueblo,…

Arvada native, Ralston Valley grad Jackson utilizing USPHL development to earn NCAA D-III opportunity with Lebanon Valley

February 2nd, 2023

Garret Jackson honed his game growing up in Colorado and playing with associations in Aspen and Boulder before finishing up with Ralston Valley High School. The past two years, the Arvada native has taken his game to a new level in Florida with the USPHL’s Palm Beach Typhoon, where he has worn the ‘C’ both…

Tigers standout Noble using time in NAPHL to land tender agreement with NAHL’s Norsemen

February 1st, 2023

Nicholas Noble has spent the last three seasons with the Colorado Springs Tigers, shining in NAPHL play. Earlier this week, Noble signed an NAHL tender agreement with the NAHL’s St. Cloud Norsemen. The 18-year-old Noble is in his second season with the Tigers’ 18U AAA team and has recorded 14 points (three goals, 11 assists)…

From the Trainer’s Room: Knee MCL injuries in hockey

February 1st, 2023

The medial collateral ligament in the knee, or MCL, was the second-most common injury in NCAA hockey in 2013 as stated by Grant, Bedi, Kurz, Bancroft & Miller. The study showed that only concussions had a higher injury rate in male collegiate players. The MCL is one of four ligaments in the knee and is…

Colorado Springs native, Colorado youth hockey alum Balboa earns weekly Atlantic Hockey honors

January 31st, 2023

Atlantic Hockey has announced that Air Force junior goalie Maiszon Balboa is the Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week. Balboa earned his first career win on the road at Army West Point over the weekend. The Colorado Springs native made a career-high 33 saves in Saturday’s 6-4 win against the Black Knights, while allowing just…

Golden native, Evolution alum Niewiarowicz picks up weekly EHL accolades

January 31st, 2023

The EHL has announced that Connecticut RoughRiders goaltender Daniel Niewiarowicz is one of the Top Performers for Week No. 19. Niewiarowicz, a 2002-born native of Golden, got the nod for the matchup against the New Jersey 87’s, and he simply didn’t disappoint en route to turning aside 54 of the 55 total shots that he…

Westminster’s Cesario heading home in 2024 with recent commitment to NCAA D-I Air Force

January 27th, 2023

Joe Cesario spent his youth hockey days with the Hyland Hills Jaguars and Rocky Mountain RoughRiders before starting his junior hockey career this season with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness. For the 2024-25 season, the Westminster native will be heading home after recently committing to NCAA Division I Air Force (Atlantic Hockey). “The opportunity came about…

Golden native, Arvada, Ralston Valley grad Holunga bags weekly USPHL award

January 27th, 2023

The USPHL has announced that Connecticut Jr. Rangers forward Elias Holunga has been named the Mid-Atlantic Division Forward of the Week. Holunga, a 2003 birth year from Golden, helped the Jr. Rangers pick up two important wins over the Hershey Cubs  this past week as they attempt to maintain home-ice advantage for the playoffs. Holunga had…

From the Trainer’s Room: Why choose Compete Sports Performance and Rehab?

January 26th, 2023

You have so many choices in Orange County to send your athletes for sports performance training and injuries. So why choose Compete Sports Performance and Rehab? Simply put, Compete has a track record of success that you can trust. Our staff is highly qualified with experience at the highest levels, and we utilize evidence-based practices…

Colorado youth hockey alum Florit making major name for himself at NCAA Division III Arcadia

January 26th, 2023

For Dylan Florit, his time spent in Colorado during his youth hockey career made a difference in helping him advance to junior hockey and, ultimately, college hockey. Florit, a sophomore at NCAA Division III Arcadia University, located near Philadelphia, played two seasons for the Colorado Thunderbirds and one for Chaparral High School and the Rocky…

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