Eight years ago this association was raised to a new level when Marnie Hill joined this club as Hockey Director and U19AAA coach. In those eight years it has been my pleasure and honor to get to know and to coach with Marnie, her dedication to this association is second to none. Marnie is never one to mince words and is very passionate in her dedication and feelings and to this I admire her.
The Board of Directors support Marnie in her decision and thank her for her years of leadership and teaching. Colorado Select would not be the association it is today if not for the forward thinking of our founders in bringing Marnie to CSGHA. The CSGHA BOD is building a committee for both the U19AAA Coach and Hockey Director positions. This will no longer be one position, we feel that the U19AAA team needs a coach that can focus 100% on developing and helping players to get in to college while the association needs a director to focus on building it and attracting new players. I will keep you all up to date on the search for both positions.
Please take the time to thank Marnie and wish her best in her future endeavors.
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The Colorado Select is pleased to announce, Julia Volpe (14AAA) has been awarded the 2013 Elizabeth "Liz" Turgeon scholarship. Julia will receive a $1500 award that can be applied to her season fees and team fees. Julia has chosen to wear the #87 jersey this season in honor of Liz. Julia was presented the award this week by Pierre, Elisabeth, and Valerie Turgeon along with our Director of Hockey Marnie Hill.
The Colorado Select is pleased to announce that we are now an USA Hockey ADM Model Association. Click Here to read the full article on USA Hockey.
The Colorado Select is pleased to announce, Kayla Trujillo has been awarded the 2012 Elizabeth "Liz" Turgeon scholarship. Kayla will receive a $1500 award that can be applied to her season fees and team fees. Kayla was presented the award this past week by Pierre, Elisabeth, and Valerie Turgeon along with our Director of Hockey Marnie Hill.
Congratulations to all of our teams, 12AA, 14AAA, 16AAA, and 19AAA on a great week of hockey at the USA Hockey National Tournament. We are all proud of our teams and making a statement this week for Colorado!
The U8, U10, and U12 Players had a special visitor attend their practice this Monday, March 19th. Colorado Avalanche Forward, Gabriel Landeskog came out on the ice with all the players. All the players and coaches had a great time. Special Thanks to the Colorado Avalanche for giving our players this opportunity!
Congratulations to the Select U12AA team! They defeated the Rocky Mountain Lynx in two games this past weekend winning the U12AA Tier II Rocky Mountain District Championship. This is the first U12AA Tier II Championship for the Colorado Select. The girls will now be headed to Tier II Nationals in Dallas, TX at the end of the month! Great Job Giirls!
Select 19AAA Player, Jeanette Bateman, was featured in the Denver Post this week! Jeanette will be attending Penn State in the Fall to kick off Penn State's Women's Hockey team moving from Club level to Division 1. Article Link is below.
19AAA Captains, Chloe Williams, Kendall Curtis, and Jeanette Bateman were featured in You Hub on their commitments to college and playing Division I Hockey. Article Link is below.
Come out an support our 14AA team on February 5th as they take on the Littleton Bantam AA team in the Ice Cancer 4 Ever game. The puck drops at 12:30pm. There will be lots of things to do including a Chuck a Puck and Silent Auction. There is a contest to see which team will get the most people there, so Go out and Cheer on our 14AA team and support a great cause! It has been promised that you will be home before the SuperBowl!!!!!
The 16AAAs and the 16AAs hosted the Alaska Icebreakers from Fairbanks, for six games over the New Year's weekend. Good competition and obviously good revelry between the teams – culminating in a feast to behold at Coach Ahbe's office. Both Coach Shawn Lundgren of Alaska and Coach Greg Ahbe hope this can become a recurring event for years to come. Nice job ladies – both the Purple and the Blue!
Sunday Dec 18th marked the 4th annual playing of our CSGHA Alumni game. We saw 31 out of our approximate 113 proud Select alumni at the game, 26 suited up to play in the game. This year we had a wide range of alumni grads, the oldest being a 2000 year grad Lacey Erickson who graduated in the Select's inaugural season. The furthest to travel to the alumni game this year was Kassee Flint (Select grad 2010) who attends New England College and her home is in Oregon. Not only did she travel the furthest but she got the alumni on the board for their first tally of the game being down by 3 goals at that point. First period was a back and forth battle trying to establish a balance of power. The U19AAA team got on the board first with a goal that trickled through Amanda "Goose" Vandenberg's (2010, Colorado State) pads to open the scoring. The 19's jumped out to a 3-0 first period and played strong fundamental hockey and looked like a solid team working together to earn the three goal lead. The strong play of Senior goaltender Nikki Parker shut out the Alums in her 30 minutes of play. The Alum scored in the second and the 19's matched with another goal to make it 4-1, 5-1 was the score at the end of two periods. The Alum had a surge finding the back of the net 3 unanswered times almost tying it with less than a minute in the game. After a flurry of chances the 19's emerged victorious for the third time in the 4 years of the game. An exciting finish to a great game.
Tuesday Nov 15 the Elizabeth "Liz" Turgeon award hardware was presented to the inaugural 2011 winner Katie McGovern. In a short and informal ceremony in front of her teammates in the locker room after practice Katie was presented with the perpetual plaque that will live in the association and her personal award that she will take home to symbolize her accomplishment. It is wonderful to have this award come to fruition and encapsulate all that we know and love in Liz Turgeon.
IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Girls Hockey Day a success!
About 165 events took place in 20 countries and four continents, 21 countries including Iceland. The Colorado Select was one of those 165 hosts. Sunday, October 2nd, at 11:30 MST the Edge Ice Arena hosted their version of the IIHF World Girls Hockey Day.
Twenty Six new girls to ice hockey were present to be a part of the first and largest girls hockey event in the world! The event was the brain child of Finnish Ice Hockey Coordinator of Female Hockey Development Johanna Pelkonen. Pelkonen unveiled the event at the IIHF Women's World Championships this past April in Zurich Switzerland. This event is to grow the awareness and opportunity for girls to play ice hockey.
Some of the countries that participated were: Earthquake hit portion of Japan, Sendei hosted an event to spark their return and recovery from their natural disaster last spring. Ireland, although they don't have ice, they hosted an inline version of the event this past Sunday. France, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Belgium (who have less than 100 women in the entire country that play ice hockey), Latvia, Norway, The Netherlands, Iceland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Slovakia, Belarus, Switzerland, and of course multiple areas across the United States (including Arvada).
Thank you to all the girls, volunteers, administrators, current Select players and parents that helped to make this day a success and to be a part of history...or HERstory!
Please click on the links to take you around the country and around the world to see the various participants in the event.
Colorado Select U12AA team wins the 2011 All American Girl Hockey Tournament in Blaine, Minnesota on Sunday, November 20, 2011. The Girls when 3-0 to take the championship.
The Tournament started with an overtime shootout win against Naperville, IL based Sabers team. The final for that game was 1-2 and was easily the toughest game the girls had over the weekend of hockey. the second game was also a close game, but was a 2-1 win over one of the local Minnesota teams the Roseville Raiders. The weekend culminated with the Championship Game against another Minnesota team White Bear Lake. The game was not in question as the girls scored in the first 35 seconds of the game and never looked back on their way to a 3-0 win.
The weekend was a great hockey weekend for the girls on and off the ice. They were able to attend a blow out victory by the University of Minnesota Gophers Women's hockey team in which Select alumni Emily West not only scored the first goal of the game, but came and met the girls after the game and signed autographs for everyone!
And of course coming home with the Championship Trophy was by far the best part of the weekend. Especially with the weekend being a complete team victory as the girls played great in all three phases of the game, offensively, defensively and great play between the pipes!
Way to go girls!!!