Bantam A hockey team finishes second at state |

Bantam A hockey team finishes second at state

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen Junior Hockey's Bantam A team celebrates its runner-up at state finish Saturday in Littleton. (Courtesy Aspen Junior Hockey)

Make room for some more hardware in the Aspen Junior Hockey trophy case.

On Saturday in Littleton, the local Bantam A team ended its season with a runner-up finish at state. The Aspen Leafs knocked off Arapahoe in the semifinals Friday, before a 6-3 loss to the Littleton Red in Saturday’s final.The Bantam A’s also finish the season as the champions of the Continental Divide Youth Hockey League after compiling a 21-1-2 record in league play.

In the CDYHL tournament in Fort Collins on March 10-12, Aspen won its first game against Providence, then lost to the Colorado Junior Eagles in a shootout. After another win against Providence, Aspen advanced to Sunday’s finals for a rematch with the Junior Eagles, then recorded two straight wins to take the title.

The members of this year’s Bantam A team are: Zach Ware, Tommy Mines, Michael Ryerson, Kobey Langley, Milo Stark, David Cottrell,Daniel Doremus, Ryan Gauthier, Cody Horn, Nicky Ufkes, Dawson Ahasic, Alex Bennet, James Pardee, Bo Writer and captain Rob Cronenberg.Aspen’s Midget Minors also won the CDYHL championship in their division.

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