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Hockey kudos

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

If you see Tyler Moore, Maggie Melberg or Paul Jenkins around town, offer up a hearty congratulations and a job well done. These three athletes from the Aspen Junior Hockey program recently participated in the USA Hockey, Rocky Mountain District, player development camp in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Just getting to the district camp is no small feat. All three of these hockey players participated in the Colorado state tryouts, where they made the cut to move on to the district camp. While at district camp, they competed with and against hockey players from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas for spots at the national camps.

At this point, I don’t know if any of the three are moving on; but no matter, their dedication and commitment to hockey is unquestionable. I can tell also tell you from personal experience that it is a pleasure to be on the ice with these athletes since their skills are only surpassed by their positive attitude and pleasant demeanor, even during the heat of competition.

Hamilton Tharp

New Castle


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