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Highlands Ranch’s Cooke uses solid season with NAHL’s Grit to earn NCAA D-III spot at Lake Forest

May 4th, 2024

Hunter Cooke developed his game growing up playing AAA hockey for the Colorado Thunderbirds and this past season for the NAHL’s Colorado Grit. This coming season, the Highlands Ranch native will take another jump as Cooke will begin his NCAA career with Lake Forest College, a Division III school about 32 miles up the Lake…

Return to USPHL’s Kernels for 2024-25 season the right decision for Arvada native Winters

April 29th, 2024

Camden Winters has spent the past three seasons playing junior hockey, with the last two in southwestern Michigan for the USPHL’s Battle Creek Kernels. For the 2024-25 season, the Arvada native has decided to return to the Kernels for his final season of junior eligibility. “The opportunity came up for me to play in Battle…

Highlands Ranch native Feinberg wraps junior hockey career, commits to NCAA Division III Suffolk

April 21st, 2024

Phil Feinberg, a forward for the EHL’s Boston Jr. Terriers, has committed to NCAA Division III Suffolk for the fall of 2024. The 2003-born native of Highlands Ranch joined the Terriers in late October of this past year, and over the course of 36 total EHL games, tallied 40 points on 21 goals and 19…

Boulder native, Jr. Comets captain Gatewood tabbed NCDC New England Division Defensive Forward of the Year

April 21st, 2024

The National Collegiate Development Conference is proud to announce that the Utica Jr. Comets’ Payne Gatewood was named the New England Division 2023-24 Defensive Forward of the Year.  Gatewood (‘03/Boulder) joined the Jr. Comets last year out of the Nichols School, and enjoyed a strong introduction to the NCDC, putting up 22 points in 50 games, while…

Thunderbirds alum Lackas commits to NCAA Division III Albertus Magnus

April 10th, 2024

A.J. Lackas, a forward for the New England Wolves, has committed to Albertus Magnus College for the fall of 2024. The ’03 native of Las Vegas just completed his third season with the Wolves at the EHL level. He was an immediate impact player with 28 points in his first year. However, this past year…

Jaguars, Gators alum, Thornton native Fricke anxious for return in ’24-25 to USPHL’s Kernels

April 5th, 2024

The 2023-24 USPHL season hasn’t even been over for 10 days, but Nate Fricke has already signed to return to the Battle Creek Kernels for his third season with the club. Fricke, a Thornton native, has been with the Michigan-based Kernels since the team started as an expansion franchise with the 2022-23 season. “I actually…

Carbondale native, Leafs, Thunderbirds alum Scott earns weekly USHL accolades

April 2nd, 2024

The USHL has announced that Dubuque Fighting Saints blueliner Fisher Scott is the Defenseman of the Week. The 2004-born Carbondale native and Colorado College commit recorded a goal and two assists in two games last week Scott assisted on a Noah Powell goal vs. the USA Hockey NTDP U18s last Friday and then scored the…

Broomfield native Stafford decides on NCAA D-III Wilkes for college hockey destination

April 2nd, 2024

Easton Stafford has experienced the USPHL in two very competitive areas, first playing in the New England Division in 2022-23 before transferring over to the Southeast Division and the Charlotte Rush this year. He has been to Nationals (just recently in March) and has also hit the 40-point mark in two straight seasons, showing he…

For Colorado Springs native Barr, NAHL tender opportunity with Anchorage ‘very exciting’

March 23rd, 2024

Gavin Barr has had a solid 2023-24 season with the NA3HL’s Helena Bighorns. Recently, the Colorado Springs native earned a shot to play in the NAHL by signing a tender agreement with the Anchorage Wolverines. “My tender opportunity with Anchorage came up after the NA3HL Showcase,” said Barr. “I initially had a conversation with them…

Colorado Springs native, Catamounts, Doherty alum Bogan developing game with NA3HL’s Bighorns

March 17th, 2024

When Garrett Bogan wrapped up his high school season in 2021 playing for Doherty, he wondered if he would have a chance to play junior hockey and continue to develop his game. In short, that answer became a resounding “yes” over the summer of 2021. “I went to the Colorado Springs Tigers ID camp and…

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