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Aspen High School hockey falls to No. 3 Valor Christian in state quarterfinals

The Aspen High School hockey team after Saturday's season-ending playoff loss to Valor Christian.

The Aspen High School hockey team's season came to an end Saturday with a 4-2 loss to No. 3 seed Valor Christian in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament.

The No. 11 seed Skiers trailed by only a goal late before Valor scored an empty-netter to finish the game, played at The Ice Ranch in Littleton.

The Skiers got to the quarterfinals after beating No. 22 Ralston Valley 6-3 in the first round and then upsetting No. 6 Heritage 4-1 on Friday.

Aspen finishes the season with a 14-5-3 overall record. Valor Christian moves onto the state semifinals against No. 2 seed Monarch. In the other semifinal, No. 1 Regis Jesuit will play No. 13 seed Chaparral, which pulled off an 8-5 quarterfinal upset of No. 5 Steamboat Springs.

The state quarterfinals will be played Thursday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

acolbert@aspentimes.com