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Staying home: Greenwood Village native Rakowski signs NAHL tender with first-year Grit organization

May 27th, 2023

As the NAHL’s Colorado Grit continues to shape its roster for the 2023-24 season, the team has been adding Colorado natives to the lineup. The latest tender signing was Greenwood Village’s Ben Rakowski, who signed earlier this month. “I think this opportunity came to a tender because of all the hard work I have put…

Home crowd boosts Hawks to 14U Tier II 3A national championship in OT thriller

April 10th, 2023

Each time the Littleton Hawks lit the lamp April 3 against the Cheektowaga Warriors, the walls inside the Edge Ice Arena rattled. It took until deep into the overtime period at the 2023 Chipotle-USA Hockey Youth Tier II 14U National Championships, but the Hawks harnessed that home-ice energy to secure a 4-3 victory to win…

Two goals in 15 seconds lift Hawks to 16U Tier II 3A national championship glory

April 10th, 2023

Fifteen seconds.  That is what decided the 3A crown for the 2023 USA-Chipotle USA Hockey Youth Tier II 16U National Championships April 3 in Williamsville, N.Y., at the Northtown Center. The Littleton Hawks scored twice within 15 seconds early in the third, and then for good measure, added another goal 39 seconds later en route…

Thunderbirds standout, Denver native Pusateri nets NAHL opportunity with Odessa tender

April 5th, 2023

Remy Pusateri had a successful season in 2022-23 with the Colorado Thunderbirds’ 18U AAA team and has parlayed that into a chance to play junior hockey. Recently, the Denver native signed an NAHL tender with the Odessa Jackalopes. “The opportunity with Odessa came up after the scout for Odessa watched me for multiple games,” Pusateri…

Lakewood native, Thunderbirds standout Clarke decides to stay in Colorado, take skill set to NCDC with Pueblo in 2023-24

March 18th, 2023

Brody Clarke has made a name for himself the past few years with the Colorado Thunderbirds. He’s hoping to keep that trend going next season when he suits up for the NCDC’s Pueblo Bulls, a team that is part of the USPHL’s expansion of its NCDC branch, after recently signing a tender agreement with the…

Denver-based Rocky Mountain Hockey Federation kicks off with six founding member clubs

March 17th, 2023

Today (March 10, 2023) marks the formal announcement of the Rocky Mountain Hockey Federation (RMHF) as a youth hockey league with headquarters in Denver. Joining the RMHF will be its founding members to include Arapahoe Youth Hockey, Arvada Hockey Association, Colorado Rampage, Hyland Hills Hockey Association, Littleton Hockey Association and Northern Colorado Youth Hockey. In…

Arvada native, Thunderbirds standout Scarafoni makes plans for ’23-24 with Anchorage NAHL tender

February 8th, 2023

Moving on to junior hockey has been a long time coming for Arvada native AJ Scarafoni. Playing this season for the Colorado Thunderbirds’ 18U AAA team, Scarafoni recently signed an NAHL tender to play next season for the Anchorage Wolverines. “I met the director of scouting for Anchorage while I was attending the USHL Combine…

Tigers standout Noble using time in NAPHL to land tender agreement with NAHL’s Norsemen

February 1st, 2023

Nicholas Noble has spent the last three seasons with the Colorado Springs Tigers, shining in NAPHL play. Earlier this week, Noble signed an NAHL tender agreement with the NAHL’s St. Cloud Norsemen. The 18-year-old Noble is in his second season with the Tigers’ 18U AAA team and has recorded 14 points (three goals, 11 assists)…

Boulder native Young makes plans for long-term future, commits to NCAA Division I Harvard

October 14th, 2022

Grant Young is just 16, but he already has plans in place to excel, both on and off the ice. Earlier this month, the Boulder native committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Harvard University (ECAC Hockey). He said he’s unsure when he will start as a freshman, but ideally it will be in…

Colorado Springs native, Rampage star Roberts signs with WHL’s Rebels after being first-round pick in May’s U.S. draft

September 30th, 2022

Earlier this month, the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels announced that forward Jeramiah Roberts had signed a standard player agreement with the team. Roberts was selected by the Rebels 14th overall in the first round at the 2022 U.S. Priority Draft back on May 18. “We’re very excited that Jeramiah and his family have chosen to pursue…

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