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Arvada native, Ralston Valley grad Jackson utilizing USPHL development to earn NCAA D-III opportunity with Lebanon Valley

February 2nd, 2023

Garret Jackson honed his game growing up in Colorado and playing with associations in Aspen and Boulder before finishing up with Ralston Valley High School. The past two years, the Arvada native has taken his game to a new level in Florida with the USPHL’s Palm Beach Typhoon, where he has worn the ‘C’ both…

Golden native, Evolution alum Niewiarowicz picks up weekly EHL accolades

January 31st, 2023

The EHL has announced that Connecticut RoughRiders goaltender Daniel Niewiarowicz is one of the Top Performers for Week No. 19. Niewiarowicz, a 2002-born native of Golden, got the nod for the matchup against the New Jersey 87’s, and he simply didn’t disappoint en route to turning aside 54 of the 55 total shots that he…

Westminster’s Cesario heading home in 2024 with recent commitment to NCAA D-I Air Force

January 27th, 2023

Joe Cesario spent his youth hockey days with the Hyland Hills Jaguars and Rocky Mountain RoughRiders before starting his junior hockey career this season with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness. For the 2024-25 season, the Westminster native will be heading home after recently committing to NCAA Division I Air Force (Atlantic Hockey). “The opportunity came about…

Golden native, Arvada, Ralston Valley grad Holunga bags weekly USPHL award

January 27th, 2023

The USPHL has announced that Connecticut Jr. Rangers forward Elias Holunga has been named the Mid-Atlantic Division Forward of the Week. Holunga, a 2003 birth year from Golden, helped the Jr. Rangers pick up two important wins over the Hershey Cubs  this past week as they attempt to maintain home-ice advantage for the playoffs. Holunga had…

Greenwood Village’s Gudridge ‘extremely excited and proud about’ committing to NCAA D-I Dartmouth

January 19th, 2023

Jordan Gudridge doesn’t turn 18 until the end of June, but the talented defenseman out of Greenwood Village has his future planned out after recently committing to NCAA Division I Dartmouth College (ECAC Hockey). Gudridge is enjoying his rookie season with the USHL’s Madison Capitols and said the Dartmouth commitment has been a long time…

Trio of Colorado natives collect weekly USPHL honors

January 19th, 2023

The USPHL has announced that a trio of Colorado natives have earned weekly honors. In the Mountain Division, Wilder Jacober (Provo Predators) is Forward of the Week and Evan Stringer (Northern Colorado Eagles) is Goaltender of the Week. Over in the Pacific Division, Ethan Blackburn (San Diego Sabers) has been named Goaltender of the Week….

NCDC All-Star Game Series coming to Foxboro Sports Center Feb. 21

January 18th, 2023

The National Collegiate Development Conference, the USPHL’s Tier II tuition-free hockey league, will present its 2023 NCDC All-Star Game Series on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, Mass. Held after the conclusion of another great event at Foxboro Sports Center – the South Shore Kings Presidents Day Showcase – the NCDC…

Thunderbirds, RoughRiders alum, Broomfield native Hargraves cops weekly NAHL honors

January 17th, 2023

The NAHL has announced that Fairbanks Ice Dogs goaltender Kayden Hargraves is the Midwest Division Star of the Week. Hargraves, 20, was on fire this past weekend as the Ice Dogs posted their first weekend home sweep of the 2022-23 season as they beat Kenai River. The Broomfield native was in goal for both wins…

Arapahoe, Krivo alum Holt takes home WHL Goaltender of the Week honors

January 17th, 2023

The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals goaltender Braden Holt has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week. Holt posted a 2-0-0-0 record across two starts last week to go along with a 1.50 goals-against average, .949 save percentage, and one shutout as Victoria swept a two-game series versus the Kelowna Rockets. The…

Denver native, RoughRiders, Evolution alum Hecklinger earns weekly USPHL honors

January 13th, 2023

The USPHL has announced that Rockets Hockey Club forward Spencer Hecklinger has been named the Mid-Atlantic Division Forward of the Week. Hecklinger, an ‘02 out of Denver, was a huge factor in the Rockets’ success to start the new year. The right winger record four goals and four assists at the USPHL Northern Cyclones Showcase,…

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