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Broomfield native, Colorado youth hockey alum Graber recognized as 2021-22 ECHL MVP

April 28th, 2022

The ECHL has announced that Will Graber of the Fort Wayne Komets has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Most Valuable Player for the 2021-22 season. The award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members. …

Several Colorado natives chosen for 2021-22 USPHL all-star teams

April 27th, 2022

The USPHL has announced its Elite and Premier division all-stars for the 2021-22 season. Several Colorado natives and one Utah connection earned postseason honors. MIDWEST WEST DIVISIONG: Riley Allen, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings, Lakewood (Dakota Ridge High School, Littleton Hawks, Colorado Thunderbirds) NEW ENGLAND DIVISIONF: Jackson Tillinghast, Northern Cyclones, Louisville (Boulder Bison, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders)D: Andrew…

Dawg Nation helping Colorado hockey community recover from Marshall Fire

April 21st, 2022

Back on December 30, a small grass fire broke out in Boulder County and quickly engulfed much of the surrounding area. Named the Marshall Fire by local officials, the fire was first reported to 911 at the intersection of Colorado 93 and Marshall Road. Even after fire crews arrived on the scene, gusty winds spread…

CSAHA goes Greene with choice for club’s new executive director

April 21st, 2022

The CSAHA Board of Directors has announced that Mike Greene is the club’s new executive director. “The board has taken great pride and gone through extensive effort to select our new executive director based on all the needs we have learned our great association needs and it’s because of our genuine care and passion for…

Slew of Colorado connections taken in 2022 NA3HL Entry Draft

April 21st, 2022

The NA3HL held its annual entry draft on April 20 and several players with Colorado and Utah connections were selected in the four-round draft. “The NA3HL Draft is an important part of the team-building process and credit to our teams for the work they put this season and during the NAHL Combines in identifying players…

Arvada native, Colorado youth hockey alum Morelli earns NCAA D-I commitment to Michigan Tech

April 20th, 2022

Michael Morelli grew up playing youth hockey in Colorado, Michigan and Nebraska, and has spent the last two seasons playing junior hockey for the NAHL’s Maryland Black Bears. Next season, the Arvada native will head back to the Upper Peninsula to begin his NCAA Division I college hockey career with Michigan Tech University (CCHA). Morelli,…

Meet Chris Phillips: owner, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist

April 19th, 2022

Compete Sports Performance and Rehab owner Chris Phillips recently took time to chat with about his professional career. Meet Chris Phillips | Owner, Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist (April 19, 2022)

From the Trainer’s Room: How does hip mobility make you a better skater?

April 15th, 2022

One of the most common requests I get from hockey players when they are referred to me for training is the need for increased hip mobility. But what does that mean? And how does better hip mobility make you a better skater in hockey? Mobility plays a significant role in improving the hockey stride. Mobility…

Denver offense explodes in third, Pioneers down Minnesota State for record-tying ninth NCAA crown

April 14th, 2022

Down 1-0 after 40 minutes in last Saturday’s NCAA national title game, the University of Denver came alive in the third, scoring five unanswered goals at Boston’s TD Garden to down Minnesota State University 5-1 and take home college hockey’s top prize for the 2021-22 season. The title is the Pioneers’ ninth all time, tying…

Air Force extends Serratore through 2024-25 season with new three-year contract

April 13th, 2022

Air Force coach Frank Serratore has agreed to a new three-year contract through 2025. “It is my privilege to announce this important contract extension and the continuity of leadership in our hockey program under coach Serratore,” Air Force director of athletics Nathan Pine said. “Our program is in great hands, and we were on the…

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