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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…

Glenwood Springs’ Tibbetts taking next step in hockey career with USPHL’s Moose

June 21st, 2023

Kale Tibbetts knew he wanted to play junior hockey next season, but he didn’t have any leads. Then the Glenwood Springs native started talking to some hockey friends and an opportunity arose with the USPHL’s Minnesota Moose. “A couple kids I played hockey with growing up and continued to play with all my life (TJ…

Cherry Creek graduate Flay decides on EHL’s Jr. Rangers as junior hockey stop for 2023-24 season

June 12th, 2023

Logan Flay was born in Camarillo, Calif., and moved to Colorado at the age of four, calling Aurora home ever since. Once he strapped on the skates in Colorado, he played for the Littleton Hawks through his freshman year of high school before joining the Cherry Creek High School team the last three seasons. Now,…

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…

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