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Area sports briefs

The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association will be hosting its annual Grizzly Hockey alumni game Thursday at Glenwood Ice Rink. The game will feature current and former Grizzlies (players and coaches) competing against one another.

As always, the game is free and open to the public and the puck will drop at 6 p.m.

Interested Glenwood Grizzlies alumni should contact Tim Cota at or 379-2665.

All Glenwood Grizzlies hockey teams are on the road this weekend.

The hockey action begins with the Grizzly squirt B team (ages 9-10) visiting Steamboat Springs for games at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Grizzly squirt team will also have the opportunity to support the pee wee A team (ages 11-12) as it takes on Steamboat Springs at noon and 5:45 p.m. on Saturday.

The Grizzly midget minor A team (ages 15-16) travels to the Ice Ranch in Littleton to battle undefeated Regis Jesuit at 4:45 p.m. Saturday and then again on Sunday at 9 a.m.

The Grizzly midget minors will then join the midget major A team (ages 17-18) at the Foothills Ice Arena on Sunday to take on the Junior Eagles of Lakewood at 1:15 p.m.

The Grizzlies return to Glenwood when the bantam A team (ages 13-14) hosts Aspen at 8 p.m. on Jan. 9 at Glenwood Ice Rink.

All Grizzlies game schedules can be found online at

The Sunlight Ski Team’s Buddy Werner program begins Jan. 3, and racers can still sign up in the morning. Meet in the back of the Sunlight lodge and see Bob or Tish before skiing. Check in with either of them before 9 a.m. to pick up your racing bib and find out which coach your racer will be skiing with.

Racers should have skis or snowboard tuned, lift ticket or season pass, ski poles, helmet, gloves, lunch and be ready to ride the lift at 9 a.m. every Saturday. Racers typically break for lunch and eat in the lodge anytime between 11 a.m. and noon.

Racers can purchase a lunch at the lodge or bring a sack lunch.

After lunch, they’ll ski until 3 p.m. Parents can meet their racer in front of the lodge at that time. Racers are welcome to ski with parents or friends until 4 p.m. when the lift closes.

See for updates and a revised schedule for the year.

Call Bob Lockard at 618-2101 or e-mail with questions.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is hosting its annual hoop shoot at Glenwood Springs Middle School on Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. The hoop shoot is a free-throw contest open to kids 8-13 years old and is free.

All participants will receive an Elks basketball and certificate of participation. Winners will receive trophies and go on to the district finals in Leadville on Jan. 31. A copy of each participant’s birth certificate is needed to verify age.

For more information, contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3822.

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