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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GYPSUM, Colorado ” The Glenwood Ice Queens and Aspen MP2s women’s ice hockey teams both competed in the recent Women’s Association of Colorado Hockey (WACH) Mountain League tournament in Eagle. Each team played four games over three days and finished 1-3.

The MP2 squad was seeded sixth of eight teams in the league, and that’s where they finished overall in the tournament.

Along the way, goals were scored by Stephanie Costello and Emily McConnell of Aspen, Katherine Gleason of Snowmass Village, Deanne Kessler of Woody Creek, Mary Sloop of Lazy Glen and Erica Delak of Basalt. Susan Jackson of Aspen was in goal and stopped many pucks from reaching the net.

While not victorious on the ice, Kessler won the $101 pot in the “Chuck-a-Puck” competition. Added defensive player Jeanne Golay of Glenwood Springs: “I won a T-shirt in the silent auction. The Puckers will return and triumph!”

The Ice Queens unofficially won the “team spirit” competition with their homemade, personalized crowns, which some players wore during games over their helmets.

The Queens saw goal production from Mary Lehrman and Erin Young of Glenwood Springs and Carol Bruno of Carbondale. Deborah Hancock was in goal for the Ice Queens.

Said center Amy Fetterhoff of New Castle: “We had fun in the first and last games of the tournament. We’re rebuilding the team and got some good momentum going towards the end of the season.”

Head coach Rio Jacober of Carbondale was largely responsible for that momentum in his first year coaching the Glenwood skaters.

The MP2s and Ice Queens represent the Roaring Fork Valley in the Mountain League, which is comprised of women’s teams from Steamboat, Craig, Vail, Breckenridge and Eagle. The 2009-10 season starts in November.

NEW CASTLE, Colorado ” Colorado Mountain United Soccer Club, in cooperation with New Castle Recreation Department, is forming a new adult soccer league.

Open registration for the CMUSC Burning Mountain Soccer League begins immediately. The league is forming in New Castle for adult coed and men’s teams. The teams will play at VIX Ranch Park and at the Kathryn Senor soccer field, each of which is in Castle Valley.

The coed league will be open to eight teams and will play a Friday evening schedule beginning May 8. Two games will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and two at 7 p.m. The men’s 12-team league will play on Sundays starting May 10. The games will kickoff at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

In addition to league play, the first annual Burning Mountain Soccer Tournament will be held on the weekend of July 18-19 in conjunction with New Castle’s Annual Burning Mountain Festival.

The league is affiliated with Colorado State Soccer Association and United States Adult Soccer Association.

For information and a team registration packet, contact New Castle Recreation at 984-3352 or send an e-mail request to

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