Jesse Draper knocks down a shot in Tuesday's practice.

Photo by John F. Russell

Jesse Draper knocks down a shot in Tuesday's practice.

Athlete of the Week: Jesse Draper

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Name: Jesse Draper

School: Steamboat Springs High School

Year: Senior

Height: 5 foot 9

Sport: Hockey

Why: Draper stopped 31 of 34 shots in helping the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team remain undefeated and win the King of the Mountain trophy. In his first start of the year, Draper’s play in net helped Steamboat beat Aspen, 4-3.

Quotable: “I was very, very impressed. It was a very emotional game for him. He started out the season and didn’t dress for that first home game. But he reacted in a positive way and worked super, super hard.” — Steamboat coach Brent Tollar.

Send your nominations for Athlete of the Week to sports@SteamboatToday.com.

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