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Category Archives: High School

Valor grad, Centennial native Alfieri excited to take jump to NCDC’s Jr. Bruins in ’23-24

May 25th, 2023

After capping his high school career at Valor Christian with a 2023 state championship, Alec Alfieri is moving on to a higher level of the game. Alfieri, a Centennial native, recently signed an NCDC tender with the Boston Jr. Bruins for the upcoming 2023-24 USPHL season. “At nationals, the Jr. Bruins coach, Nick Cammarata, first…

Castle Pines native, incoming Grit goalie Lacroix realizes ‘dream come true’ with NCAA D-I BU commitment

May 11th, 2023

Playing prep school hockey for The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Mass., has opened doors for Castle Pines native Max Lacroix. One of those doors was to Boston University, an NCAA Division I school that made the Frozen Four this past season, and a school that Lacroix recently committed to once his junior hockey career comes…

Wheat Ridge native Boettiger takes giant leap, earns spot between pipes with USA Hockey’s NTDP

April 11th, 2023

USA Hockey’s NTDP has had a slew of Colorado natives on its roster over the years. Harrison Boettiger is the latest, having earned a spot on the U.S. Under-17 Team for the 2023-24 season. “When I was first offered, I felt amazing and like a dream had been accomplished,” said Boettiger, a 2007-born Wheat Ridge…

Arapahoe, LHA, Thunderbirds alum Lacroix decides on NAHL’s Grit for junior hockey destination

February 16th, 2023

The Colorado Grit won’t join the NAHL until the 2023-24 season, but the team has been busy signing players to tender contracts for next season. After Fort Collins native Marek Thompson was the first to sign in January, Castle Pines product Max Lacroix soon followed and signed as well. “(Grit owner) David Clarkson coached me…

Fort Collins’ Thompson thrilled for homecoming as milestone first tender signing for NAHL’s Grit franchise

February 10th, 2023

After the NAHL announced last month that the Colorado Grit would be joining the league for the 2023-24 season, it was only a matter of time before the team began to tender players for next season. The team’s first signing, Marek Thompson, is a local Fort Collins native playing the 2022-23 season on the blue…

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…

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