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Category Archives: High School

Colorado youth hockey, Dakota Ridge standout LaJeunesse taking next step with USPHL’s Cyclones

September 22nd, 2022

It’s onward and upward for Littleton native Sean LaJeunesse. After four seasons playing for Dakota Ridge High School, LaJeunesse is making the move to junior hockey this season after signing with the USPHL’s Northern Cyclones during the offseason. “We were in Chicago for a USPHL showcase and (Cyclones coach) Bill Weiand asked to speak with…

Tigers, Cheyenne Mountain grad, Colorado Springs native Villers kicking off junior hockey career with NA3HL’s Cobras

September 15th, 2022

Weston Villers spent his entire childhood in Colorado Springs skating for the Colorado Springs Tigers and then last season at Cheyenne Mountain High School. This season, he’s on the move for junior hockey, joining the NA3HL’s Butte Cobras, a team coached by Vail native Kirk Golden. “The opportunity to play for Butte came from my…

After successful youth career in Colorado, Aurora’s Fritschler ready to take next step in hockey career

September 9th, 2022

Curtis Fritschler earned plenty of opportunities for himself playing youth and high school hockey in Colorado. Now, the Aurora native is looking at options to continue his career at the junior hockey level. Fritschler said the 2021-22 season with Cherry Creek High School was “a great season.” “I made a lot of friends for life…

Heading to USPHL’s Generals means Littleton native Dolph ready to ‘continue the grind’

August 11th, 2022

Cael Dolph has spent time out east at prep school and skating for the Colorado Thunderbirds developing his game for the junior hockey ranks. This coming season, the Littleton native will suit up for the USPHL’s Richmond Generals. “I went to a showcase for Air Force and shortly after the camp, I got a text…

Berthoud native Spitz excited to be part of first Idaho Falls USPHL franchise for ’22-23 campaign

August 3rd, 2022

After spending all of his youth hockey days in Colorado, Dalton Spitz is heading to Idaho for the 2022-23 season after recently signing with the new Idaho Falls Spud Kings team that starts play next month in the USPHL. Spitz grew up in Berthoud and played for the NCYH Jr. Eagles through Bantams and then…

Denver’s Follett inks 2022-23 deal with USPHL’s Aviators after developing with LHA, Cherry Creek

July 20th, 2022

Harrison Follett is heading to the Big Apple this fall. Follett, a Denver native who has played in Colorado for the Littleton Hawks and Cherry Creek High School, recently signed with the USPHL’s New York Aviators, a team based out of Brooklyn, N.Y. He said he’s excited for all the opportunities the Aviators provide their…

Fresh off national championship, Denver East captain Hasse moving on to USPHL’s Kernels

June 15th, 2022

Connor Hasse had the season many hockey players dream about in 2021-22. Wearing the ‘C’ for Denver East High School, Hasse and his teammates won both a state championship and a national championship this past year, capping an incredible run for the team. Recently, the Denver native earned an opportunity to advance his career by…

Erie’s Goodman finishes high school career strong, snags NA3HL tender with Sea Captains

May 6th, 2022

Mitch Goodman played on a Centaurus High School team in 2021-22 that came up a bit short in the standings. The Erie native stayed positive throughout the season and was rewarded recently by signing an NA3HL tender with the Norwich Sea Captains, a team based in Norwich, Conn., for the 2022-23 season. “After Jameson Bain…

Denver East rallies in third period, captures USA Hockey Division II high school national championship

March 31st, 2022

Despite his team trailing 2-1 after two periods, Denver East Angels head coach John Kopperud wasn’t worried. In the final frame, Denver East responded with three unanswered goals, including two from Kaden Dunham, to capture the Division II title with a 4-2 win over the Northport (New York) Huntington Tigers in the 2022 Chipotle-USA Hockey High School National Championships at the Children’s…

For Parker native, Cherry Creek standout Powell, NA3HL tender with Granite City intriguing opportunity

March 17th, 2022

Addy Powell has seen his game improve in great strides playing for Cherry Creek High School, and junior teams have taken notice. Recently, the Parker native and defenseman signed an NA3HL tender with the Granite City Lumberjacks, a perennial contender in the junior hockey circuit. “The opportunity came about with Granite City when they came…

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