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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…

Former Air Force goaltender Volkening takes spot in Atlantic Hockey Hall of Honor

January 12th, 2023

Atlantic Hockey’s career wins leader, the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Andrew Volkening, has been inducted into the Atlantic Hockey Hall of Honor. The only goaltender in Atlantic Hockey history to record more than 60 career wins, Volkening won the AHA goaltending championship as a junior in 2008-09 with a 2.09 goals-against average in AHA play….

Parker native, Colorado youth hockey grad Fessenden grabs weekly award from Hockey East

January 12th, 2023

Hockey East has announced that New Hampshire senior David Fessenden is the Hockey East Goaltender of the Week. Fessenden was outstanding in net with a 2-0-0 record on the week. He made 58 saves and only allowed one goal for a .983 save percentage and a 0.50 goals-against average. The Parker native made 35 saves…

Aspen native, Colorado College netminder Mbereko pins down monthly NCHC honors

January 4th, 2023

Colorado College freshman Kaidan Mbereko earned his second consecutive NCHC Goaltender of the Month award after posting a 3-1-0 record in December. Mbereko, from Aspen, continued his stellar play for the Tigers in December, starting four of their six games. He missed the final two games of the month against Princeton due to being on the…

Thunderbirds grad Bottrill claims weekly ECAC Hockey honors

December 7th, 2022

ECAC Hockey has announced that Brown freshman forward Ryan Bottrill is the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week. Bottrill put up five points this past week in three games, including two goals and three assists. On Tuesday, Bottrill assisted on the Bears’ first goal of the game in the third period, an even-strength tally with just over…

Aspen native, Colorado College freshman Mbereko chosen for monthly NCHC honors

November 30th, 2022

Colorado College freshman Kaidan Mbereko has been named the NCHC Goaltender of the Month. Mbereko was a rock in net for the Tigers in November, starting all six games as CC began conference play. He earned two wins and a tie, going 2-3-1 in NCHC action, while compiling a .945 save percentage, which is second…

LHA, Regis Jesuit grad, Centennial native Ott takes home weekly Atlantic Hockey honors

November 28th, 2022

Atlantic Hockey announced today that Niagara sophomore forward Shane Ott is the conference’s Player of the Week. Ott scored two game-winning goals as the Purple Eagle swept ECAC Hockey’s Colgate. The Centennial native led all Purple Eagles with three points and was plus-3 on the weekend. Ott also took a team-high 10 shots. Niagara has…

Denver-Colorado College rivalry heading to Ball Arena on Jan. 27, 2023, to play on home ice of NHL’s Avalanche

November 23rd, 2022

Due to record ticket demand for Denver hockey games and in furtherance of the Hockey Capital USA campaign, the Gold Pan series is heading to the NHL. The Pioneers’ series-opening game on Friday, Jan. 27 against in-state foe Colorado College has been moved from Magness Arena on the campus of DU to downtown Denver’s Ball…

Fort Collins’ Thompson, Aspen’s Mbereko pick up weekly NCHC accolades

November 15th, 2022

The NCHC announced today that a pair of Colorado-born freshmen have claimed weekly honors. Fort Collins native and Denver forward Aidan Thompson is the NCHC Rookie of the Week, while Aspen native and Colorado College goalie Kaidan Mbereko is the NCHC Goaltender of the Week. Playing in only his second series of the season due…

Aspen product, Leafs alum Mbereko selected NCHC Goaltender of the Week

November 8th, 2022

The NCHC has announced that Colorado College freshman Kaidan Mbereko is the NCHC Goaltender of the Week. Mbereko had the best weekend of his young, CC career, backstopping the Tigers to a split with then-No. 19 Minnesota Duluth. On Friday, Mbereko made a career-high 34 saves to record his first collegiate shutout in a 5-0…

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