Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

More than 100 7- and 8-year-old hockey players from Aspen, Breckenridge, Eagle, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction will descend upon the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink for Saturday’s Grizzly Hockey Mite Jamboree. The youngsters will flood the rink from 3-7 p.m.

The action continues into the evening, as the Grizzly Midget Major A hockey team hosts Regis at 7:45 p.m. The team returns to the ice at 1:45 p.m., Sunday against the University of Denver youth hockey team in a rematch of a game played earlier this season.

Vail-Eagle travels to Glenwood Springs Monday to take on the pee wee Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission fee and all games are open to the public.

Other Grizzly hockey teams are on the road this weekend.

The Grizzly Hockey Bantam B team plays at Pueblo on Sunday at 8 a.m., and then again at noon.

The Squirt B team will be busy in northern Colorado, with two Saturday games against Greeley at 1:45 and 4:15 p.m., and two Sunday games against the Mountain States Renegades at 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

The Grizzly Hockey Squirt C team travels to Lakewood on Saturday for a game against the Junior Eagles at 12:30 p.m., and another contest at 5:15 p.m.

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College hockey visits the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink on Sunday afternoon, as Mesa State College will host the Colorado State University squad at noon.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit the Jake Brock Scholarship Fund. Kids wearing hockey jerseys get in free.

Former Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association players Chris Abshire, Robert Benjamin, Ben Guska and Rory Nankervis are all members of the Mesa State team. Guska and Nankervis are both past Jake Brock Award recipients.

More information is available at

Three Rivers Little League is looking to add a girls softball division for children 9 to 12 years old (third through sixth grade). Players and coaches are needed to help form a team. Play will start in the spring.

If interested, contact Cheryl Fiscus by e-mail at or by phone at (970) 903-3093. Confirm your interest by Dec. 20.

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