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After solid season with USPHL’s Generals, Superior native Gorbitz commits to NCAA D-III Neumann

May 25th, 2022

For Logan Gorbitz, spending two seasons playing junior hockey propelled his game to catch the eye of college hockey programs. Recently, the Superior native committed to attend and play NCAA Division III hockey next season at Neumann University, a school located in Aston, Pa., that plays in the UCHC. Gorbitz said deciding on Neumann was…

After pair of USHL seasons, Boulder native Wallace set to start NCAA D-I career this fall at Cornell

May 17th, 2022

Winter Wallace is the epitome of the term “student-athlete.” The Boulder native has spent the last two seasons in the USHL and will begin his college career in the fall playing for NCAA Division I Cornell University, an Ivy League school in Ithaca, N.Y. “Cornell is a school that I began talking to when my…

Valor Christian grad, Highlands Ranch native Hoehn wraps junior career with commitment to NCAA D-III SUNY Potsdam

May 17th, 2022

Mason Hoehn spent the 2020-21 season playing junior hockey for the USPHL’s Richmond Generals before starting the 2021-22 campaign with the NAHL’s Springfield Jr. Blues. The Highlands Ranch native finished this past season back in Richmond and recently made plans for the 2022-23 season with his commitment to play at NCAA Division III SUNY Potsdam….

Several Colorado natives chosen for 2021-22 USPHL all-star teams

April 27th, 2022

The USPHL has announced its Elite and Premier division all-stars for the 2021-22 season. Several Colorado natives and one Utah connection earned postseason honors. MIDWEST WEST DIVISIONG: Riley Allen, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings, Lakewood (Dakota Ridge High School, Littleton Hawks, Colorado Thunderbirds) NEW ENGLAND DIVISIONF: Jackson Tillinghast, Northern Cyclones, Louisville (Boulder Bison, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders)D: Andrew…

Arvada native, Colorado youth hockey alum Morelli earns NCAA D-I commitment to Michigan Tech

April 20th, 2022

Michael Morelli grew up playing youth hockey in Colorado, Michigan and Nebraska, and has spent the last two seasons playing junior hockey for the NAHL’s Maryland Black Bears. Next season, the Arvada native will head back to the Upper Peninsula to begin his NCAA Division I college hockey career with Michigan Tech University (CCHA). Morelli,…

Colorado products Thompson, Mbereko pick up weekly honors from USHL

April 12th, 2022

Two Colorado natives and Lincoln Stars teammates have earned weekly honors from the USHL. Aidan Thompson (Fort Collins) is the USHL Forward of the Week while Kaidan Mbereko (Aspen) has been named the USHL Goaltender of the Week. Thompson earned his second Forward of the Week honor and third of his career after picking up…

For Superior native Nieusma, commitment to NCAA D-III Lake Forest best fit for hockey, academics

April 8th, 2022

Andrew Nieusma just wrapped up his final season of junior hockey with the USPHL’s Northern Cyclones, but he’s far from taking off the skates. The Superior native will play college hockey next season after recently committing to NCAA Division III Lake Forest College, an NCHA school located about 30 miles north of Chicago on Lake…

Westminster native Mastay uses USPHL as springboard to NCAA hockey, commits to play at D-III Arcadia

April 7th, 2022

Colorado native Cody Mastay came east three years to play AAA hockey in the Detroit area. Prior to the 2020-21 season, Mastay signed with the USPHL’s Metro Jets and this season, served as the team’s captain, leading the team to its fifth national championship game in seven seasons. For the 2022-23 season, the Westminster product…

Hains notches shutout, 87’s, Castle Pines native Branish top Express for 2022 EHL title

April 7th, 2022

The New Jersey 87’s won their first-ever Eastern Hockey League (EHL) championship with a 2-0 victory over the Walpole Express. It only took 44 seconds for the 87’s to jump ahead in the second period with goals from Jason Atkinson and Everest Schneider. The defense and goaltending took care of the rest, killing off a five-minute power play…

Boschetto scores in OT as Jr. Rangers, Colorado, Utah natives top Avalanche for 2022 EHLP title

April 7th, 2022

The 2022 Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) championship game needed more than 60 minutes to determine a winner. Mike Boschetto made sure it wouldn’t require another 20 as he buried the overtime winner 1:10 into the extra session, securing the Boston Jr. Rangers a 4-3 win over the New Hampshire Avalanche and their third EHLP title….

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