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Westminster product Cesario thrilled with opportunity to advance career with NAHL’s Wilderness

May 25th, 2022

Joe Cesario grew up playing for the Hyland Hills Jaguars and then spent the last four seasons playing for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders. Now, the Westminster native has earned the opportunity to play junior hockey next season after recently signing a tender agreement with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness. “The opportunity to tender with the Wilderness…

Centennial’s Nelson makes standout ’21-22 season with T-Birds turn into NAHL opportunity with Wilderness

April 30th, 2022

Even though Payton Nelson was born in the Chicago area and began his hockey journey there, some of his formative years have been spent in Colorado playing for the Littleton Hawks and Colorado Thunderbirds. Next season, the Centennial native figures to make the jump to junior hockey after signing an NAHL tender earlier this month…

Dawg Nation helping Colorado hockey community recover from Marshall Fire

April 21st, 2022

Back on December 30, a small grass fire broke out in Boulder County and quickly engulfed much of the surrounding area. Named the Marshall Fire by local officials, the fire was first reported to 911 at the intersection of Colorado 93 and Marshall Road. Even after fire crews arrived on the scene, gusty winds spread…

CSAHA goes Greene with choice for club’s new executive director

April 21st, 2022

The CSAHA Board of Directors has announced that Mike Greene is the club’s new executive director. “The board has taken great pride and gone through extensive effort to select our new executive director based on all the needs we have learned our great association needs and it’s because of our genuine care and passion for…

Slew of Colorado connections taken in 2022 NA3HL Entry Draft

April 21st, 2022

The NA3HL held its annual entry draft on April 20 and several players with Colorado and Utah connections were selected in the four-round draft. “The NA3HL Draft is an important part of the team-building process and credit to our teams for the work they put this season and during the NAHL Combines in identifying players…

From Canada to Thunderbirds, Miner makes plans for ’22-23 by signing NAHL tender with Springfield

February 17th, 2022

Scotty Miner grew up honing his skills in the Winnipeg area and was exploring his options for this current season when he happened upon the Colorado Thunderbirds. And it appears the 2005 birth year will be staying south of the border a bit longer as the Thunderbirds’ 16U AAA standout has signed an NAHL tender…

Parker native, Thunderbirds alum Kier takes next step, signs NAHL tender with Bismarck

December 9th, 2021

CJ Kier is enjoying his second season with the Northstar Christian Academy in Alexandria, Minn., and with staggering numbers in goal so far, the NAHL quickly came calling. Recently, the Parker native signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL’s Central Division. Kier is in his second year with the Knights…

Colorado youth hockey quartet chosen in two-day 2021 WHL draft process

December 9th, 2021

The Western Hockey League completed the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft Wednesday day with clubs selecting 44 players throughout the two-round draft. With the first-overall pick, the Seattle Thunderbirds selected forward Macklin Celebrini, a North Vancouver, B.C., native who has tallied 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists) in 23 games with Shattuck-St. Mary’s so far…

RoughRiders grad, Superior native Johnson earns chance at next level, signs NAHL tender with Lone Star

December 2nd, 2021

Tyler Johnson is a Colorado native playing this season in Minnesota with a chance to start his junior hockey career in Texas. Originally from Superior, Johnson is skating his second season in the NAPHL with the Northstar Christian Academy and recently signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL’s South…

Foothills, Thunderbirds star Klee commits to ‘dream school,’ decides on NCAA D-I North Dakota

October 21st, 2021

Off to a strong start with the Colorado Thunderbirds’ 16U AAA team this season, David Klee’s confidence grew this week with a major announcement as the 2005-born Morrison native committed to NCAA Division I North Dakota. Klee said the decision was a long time coming. “I had heard about North Dakota’s program but really got…

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