Hockey: Aspen Pee Wee A’s win Vail tournament
The Aspen Leafs Pee Wee A team won the prestigious Vail Sportsmanship Tournament last weekend.
The Aspen Junior Hockey squad defeated the Green Mountain Falls Catamounts 2-1 in the championship game Sunday afternoon at Dobson Arena.
Tim Schlumberger and Connor Allen scored the two goals for Aspen in the first period.
The defense and goaltender Zach Small prevailed from there in the final.
The win gave the Aspen Leafs Pee Wee A team a 5-1 record in the tournament.
Aspen opened with a 3-2 loss to the Park City Miners.
But the Pee Wee A’s rolled from there. They defeated the Miners 4-1 to reach the championship final.
Wilder Jacober, Brooks Bond and Will Cairncross led the Aspen Leafs Pee Wee A’s with seven points each.
Dane Whitson, Fisher Scott, Nick Pevny and Schlumberger scored four points each in the six tournament games.
Small finished with a 1.80 goals-against average for the tournament champions.
In pool play at Vail, Aspen beat Littleton 5-3, Colorado Springs 4-1 and Arapahoe 3-2.
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Kevin Warner started his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a wilderness ranger in 2001. Now he’s taking over the key position as Aspen-Sopris District Ranger.