Youth hockey teams to travel to post-season games this weekend


— The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association has six teams headed to the playoffs this weekend.

The Squirt B and C teams are headed to Pueblo, the Pee Wee A team plays in Denver, and the Bantam A and B teams will be in Greeley. The U-14 girls team also will be heading to the playoffs.

Here's a look at each squad of skaters:

- The U-14 girls team finished 10-3-3 and made the Mountain States Girls Hockey League Playoffs. Monica Patten and Hannah Bashan led the team with eight points each, while Aleigh Aurin has been solid in goal all year.

- The Squirt B team finished the season 11-0-3 and outscored its opponents, 80-18. Every player on the team recorded at least four points, and the team heads to Pueblo as the No. 1 seed.

"We knew this was a great group of boys," coach Shawn Sullivan said. "We set the regular season title as goal No. 1. Next is to bring the banner home from the league playoffs."

- The Squirt C team struggled this season, finishing just 1-9-2. Still, the record earned the team fourth in its division and a playoff berth. Harry Wilson, Carson Russell and Max Vollmer have led the team all year long.

- The Pee Wee A team is looking to get back to the finals after finishing second in state competition last season. The team has the top three scorers in its league with Matt Hale (23 goals, 20 assists), Patrick Milne (13 goals, 22 assists) and Jackson Perry (11 goals, 17 assists) leading the way.

- The Bantam B team finished second in its league with an 11-4-1 record. Although the team is young, it has received balanced scoring all year, led by A.J. Dunham, Ben Wharton and Jake Miller.

- The Bantam A team has been the class of its league all season, despite playing with only 10 players for most of the way. The team has scored 96 goals and given up only 18 in 18 games this season. Alex Elliott (20 goals, 11 assists) and Jace Worden (14 goals and 13 assists) lead the way offensively, while Jack Lupori leads the league in most goaltending categories.


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