Aspen Leafs Peewee A, B win hockey playoff titles
The Aspen Leafs Peewee A and Peewee B teams skated undefeated last weekend to claim the 2015-16 CDYHL championship in Breckenridge.
Both teams entered the double-elimination tournament as the No. 1 seed in their respective divisions.
After an undefeated league record (17-0-1), the Aspen Leafs Peewee A team cruised to the championship with wins over Summit 5-0, Glenwood 4-0, and Vail 5-1.
Goaltender Zach Small was impressive in net, making 58 saves on 59 shots.
The Peewee B team, also first place in the regular season with a 16-1-1 record, had a dominant team performance to back solid goaltending.
In three games, the Leafs outshot their opponents 70-46, and goaltender Brannon Bridger made 43 saves.
Aspen Leafs Peewee B team defeated West Elk 7-1, Vail 4-1 and Summit 5-1.
Six Aspen Leafs teams are participating in the CAHA State Tournament on March 5-7 in venues throughout Colorado: Squirt C, Squirt B, Peewee B, Peewee A, Bantam B and Bantam A.
The best teams in the state in each division will compete in a round-robin tournament, with the top four teams advancing to the finals March 12-13 in Denver for a winner-take-all championship weekend.
The Aspen Leafs Peewee A team includes Reece Hart, Brooks Bond, Casey Chesner, Fisher Scott, Wilder Jacober, Will Cairncross, Zach Small, Nic Pevny, Porter Holmbeck, Dane Whiston, Eli Hunt, Connor Allen, and Tim Schlumberger. The head coach is Eric Ringel. Rio Jacober is the assistant coach.
The Aspen Leafs Peewee B team includes Brannan Bridger, Carson Miller Jonas Kohout, Strider Michelson, John Gogolak, Joseph Clark, Thomas Mellenthin, Martin Scanlin, Carter Schmela, Braden Haisfield, Brady Conrardy, Quinn Bowden, Alex Potamkin and Ethan Uber.
Head coach is Jon Eichel. Scott Kenner is the assistant coach.
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