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Lafayette native Babineau signs with NAHL’s Minotauros, continuing climb up hockey ladder

June 30th, 2024

Alec Babineau has lived away from home the past two seasons attending and playing prep school hockey for The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Mass., 33 miles north of Boston. This coming season, the Lafayette native will be on the move again after recently signing with the NAHL’s Minot Minotauros in Minot, N.D. “A mutual connection…

Parker product Danko staying in Colorado for junior hockey, signs with USPHL’s Fighting Elk

June 25th, 2024

Earlier this offseason, the Parker native signed with the Fighting Elk to start his junior hockey career in 2024-25. “I saw the team was new to Colorado and then Anderson Stark encouraged me to reach out,” Danko said. “I am stoked to play for them. I’ll like being close to home and being a part…

Centaurus, Ralston Valley high school, Arvada alum Henry moving up to USPHL’s Fighting Elk for 2024-25 season

June 2nd, 2024

Jadon Henry enjoyed a successful high school hockey career in Colorado, and the Arvada native will continue on with junior hockey next season in his home state with the new Colorado Fighting Elk franchise in the USPHL. “The opportunity was actually presented to me by Anderson Stark (the first player signed by the Fighting Elk),”…

Denver native Delaney enjoying success at prep school, eyeing junior hockey opportunity

May 5th, 2024

Kevin Delaney has had hockey in his blood basically since birth, and the Denver native has experienced marked success recently at Proctor Academy, a prep school in Andover, N.H. In the 1980s, Delaney’s father, Chris, played high school hockey with Proctor’s head coach, Mike Walsh. “We looked to go down the prep school path after…

Parker native, Arapahoe, Chaparral alum Stark makes history with new USPHL Fighting Elk franchise

April 29th, 2024

Anderson Stark will forever be the answer to the trivia question, “Who was the first player signed by the USPHL’s Colorado Fighting Elk?” A Parker native, Stark signed with the Craig-based Fighting Elk last week after spending the last several seasons between the pipes playing for Chaparral High School. “I saw Colorado got a team…

Thunderbirds, Cherry Creek alum Tauoa taking game to next level, signs tender with NCDC’s Spud Kings

December 28th, 2023

Max Tauoa only played two years of hockey in Colorado, but those two seasons were beneficial to getting the Oklahoma City native on the hockey map. Playing this season out east for the Atlantic Coast Academy, located in Pittsfield, Mass., Tauoa recently signed an NCDC tender with the Idaho Falls Spud Kings and looks to…

For Parker native Prendergast, NCAA D-I Western Michigan commitment checks all boxes

December 27th, 2023

Tommy Prendergast’s commitment to NCAA Division I Western Michigan had been in the works for nearly a year. For the Parker native, choosing WMU, a school based in Kalamazoo, Mich., and a top team in the NCHC, was a decision worth the wait. “Western Michigan scouts saw me at a Green Bay Gamblers USHL tryout…

For Centennial product, Arapahoe, Cherry Creek grad Gruenther, EHL’s Seahawks next stop on advancement ladder

August 16th, 2023

Kai Gruenther played for the Arapahoe Warriors up until the 2020-21 season, when he joined the Cherry Creek High School team for his last three years of high school. Next season, the Centennial native will again be on the move after recently signing to play junior hockey for the EHL’s Seahawks Hockey Club. “I was…

Valor product, Highlands Ranch native Maronna excited for move to junior hockey in ’23-24 with EHL’s Avalanche

August 8th, 2023

Nick Maronna grew up playing hockey in Colorado and spent the last few years at Valor Christian High School. For the upcoming season, the Highlands Ranch native will make the jump to junior hockey with the EHL’s New Hampshire Avalanche. “The opportunity came up through my advisor talking around to people,” said Maronna. “Eventually, we…

Parker native, Chaparral grad Kolczynski off to further development with NA3HL’s Woodsmen

August 2nd, 2023

After four years of high school hockey, Hayden Kolczynski is heading to junior hockey this fall with the NA3HL’s Wisconsin Woodsmen. Kolczynski, a Parker native, spent his high school years playing for Chaparral after stints with the Arapahoe Warriors and Colorado Evolution. “The opportunity to play for the Woodsmen came from when I was playing…

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