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Tigers graduate French finding motivation in ’21-22 season playing north of border with SJHL’s Millionaires

September 22nd, 2021

Although he is from Alaska, Keaton French improved his game with the Colorado Springs Tigers from 2017-20, even earning a call up at the beginning of the 2019-20 season to the NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs. After not playing anywhere last season due to the pandemic, French is in Canada this season to play in Saskatchewan…

Aurora native, Arapahoe, Regis Jesuit grad Sannes getting college hockey exposure with USPHL’s Mullets

September 21st, 2021

Brody Sannes started skating when he was just two years old. Now some 16 years later, the Aurora native is starting his rookie season of junior hockey with the USPHL’s Minnesota Mullets. Sannes said the adjustment to the junior level has been positive to date. “The group of guys here on the Mullets are great,”…

Colorado College celebrates new Ed Robson Arena with ribbon cutting ceremony

September 19th, 2021

A project in the making for five years became a reality on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ed Robson Arena and the Mike and Barbara Yalich Student Services Center on the campus of Colorado College. Former CC hockey player Ed Robson and Barbara Yalich joined Colorado College President L. Song Richardson, Colorado Springs…

USPHL Premier 2021-22 Preview Series: Mountain Division

September 17th, 2021

The Mountain Division, new to the USPHL in 2020-21, delivered on its promises of excitement, drama, a high skill level and several commitments to high-level NCAA Division III institutions. Could Year 2 be even better? The coaches across the division certainly believe so. The parity is built in, considering the fourth-seeded Utah Outliers pulled off…

Colorado Springs native Campbell moving up coaching ranks, takes over for NAHL’s Minotauros

September 15th, 2021

Cody Campbell is just 29 years old but fast moving up the junior hockey coaching ranks. Last week, the Colorado Springs native was named the head coach and general manager for the NAHL’s Minot Minotauros after two seasons with the EHL’s Walpole Express. “Minot has been a top organization in the NAHL for a long…

For Parker native Wild, opportunity for development key to re-signing in USPHL with Decatur

September 15th, 2021

Cody Wild signed with the USPHL’s Decatur Blaze for the 2020-21 season and got acclimated to the development model of junior hockey. Fast forward a year and the 2003-born Parker native is back in the quaint Illinois town for his second season with the club. “The opportunity to re-sign with Decatur was because my coaches…

Grizzlies coach-GM Branham leaves post with ECHL club for assistant coach position with AHL’s Eagles

September 14th, 2021

Utah Grizzlies head coach and general manager Tim Branham is leaving the team to become an assistant coach with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles. Branham is the winningest and longest tenured head coach in Grizzlies history, compiling 284 victories over eight seasons in Utah. The Grizzlies reached the playoffs in six of the seven seasons where…

Fort Collins high school coach Strom takes position at NCAA D-I Michigan State

September 13th, 2021

Michigan State University has announced that Dylan Strom has joined the NCAA Division I program as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2021-22 season. Strom is an active duty member of the Untied States Air Force and comes to MSU from Colorado, where he has served as a high school head coach. Strom was the…

Salt Lake City native Metcalf re-signs with ECHL’s Grizzlies for 2021-22 season

September 9th, 2021

The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies have signed goaltender Garrett Metcalf for the 2021-22 season, his second season as a professional. Last season with the Grizzlies, the Salt Lake City native went 4-4-0 with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in nine games. Metcalf was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week on April…

Boulder native, Monarch alum Richards excited to get ’21-22 rolling with NA3HL’s Quake

September 9th, 2021

After graduating from Boulder High School and playing high school hockey for Monarch, Evan Richards hoped an opportunity would arise for him to play junior hockey starting with the 2021-22 season. That’s when the NA3HL’s Yellowstone Quake entered the picture. “(Yellowstone coach-GM) CJ Sweigart reached out to me after the CCM Showcase and I liked…

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