As the season begins to wind down that means playoff fever is in the air! This past weekend the 10U CRHL, 12U CCYHL and the 12U MSGHL teams competed in their respective league playoffs. All three teams had outstanding seasons. The 10U CRHL and 12U CCYHL teams culminated their seasons by competing in the league championship games.
The 10U CRHL team defeated both the LHA Squirt White and LHA Squirt Red teams to advance to the Championship game. In the Championship game, the girls played the AYHL Squirt Maize team and not for a lack of effort were not able to overcome the AYHL team. Coach Lukasezck's comment on the girls' effort was "The effort they put in does not go unrecognized." as he shared several positive comments from the parents from the teams the girls played to highlight this fact. He added on the girls playing in the boys league this season, "we are closing the gap and proving we can compete and be successful. This is a lesson which the girls will carry a long time!" The 10U CRHL team will now head on to the CAHA State Playoffs this coming weekend.
Meanwhile, the 10U team was not the only team making noise in the world of Colorado boy's hockey this past weekend. The 12U CCYHL team competed in the CCYHL PeeWee league playoffs this past weekend. They defeated the Jr. Buffs PeeWee B team on Saturday morning and then followed that up with an afternoon win against the BHC PeeWee B Black team to advance to the Championship game on Sunday. The effort all weekend was outstanding by the 12U team, but in the championship game, they were not able to prevail against the NCYH PeeWee B Blue team. The 12U CCYHL team will also be playing the CAHA State Championship Tournament this weekend.
Finally, the 12U MSGHL team qualified for and participated in the MSGHL playoffs this past weekend as well. The team finished ranked 5th in the 12 team league with a strong effort all season and was the only one of the three CSGHA teams to advance to the MSGHL playoffs this season. Though they worked hard they were not able to advance in the playoffs. They will play their final season tournament in Monument the weekend of March 17th.
Congratulations to three teams and good luck to both the 10U CRHL and 12U CCYHL teams on their participation in the CAHA State Championship Tournament this weekend!
CSGHA has been named as the host for the 2017 CAHA State Playoffs for the Girls 19U and 16U Tier I and 19U Tier II Divisions. Playoff dates are March 3-5, and all games will be played at the Select's home ice at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton, Colorado.
The three divisions will feature the following match-ups:
CSGHA 19U AAA vs Lady RoughRiders 19U AAA
CSGHA 16U AAA vs Lady RoughRiders 16U AAA
CSGHA 19U AA vs CSAHA Tigers 19U AA
All three CSGHA teams will be playing for an opportunity to advance to the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament.
We will be sharing more information in the next few days and we are currently asking for volunteers to work on the committee to plan the event. Contact Bryan Smith if you are interested. We will also be asked to fill 54 volunteer positions to run operations during all nine scheduled games that weekend!
Stay tuned for more!!
It is that time of year to consider participation in the 2017 Colorado State Selection Camp.
State Camp is for Colorado resident players who would like the opportunity to skate against high-level players from their birth year and want to be selected to move on to the Rocky Mountain District (RMD), Western Regional Camp or Girls Multi-District District Player Development/Evaluation Camp. This is not a training camp. It is a selection camp. The camp is open to all girls and boys that can compete at the AAA and AA skill levels, who are age eligible and whose parent(s) are permanent residents of Colorado.
The online registration system is setup to be open February 1 - March 4, 2017.
More information can be found under the news/events tab at www.caha.co and any additional questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, April-Dawn Jardine
Colorado State Camp Registrar/Administrator