The Rock Canyon boys varsity ice hockey team celebrated its second year making the
state championship game. This year the team played hard but lost a tough
battle against Chaparral High School 4-1, taking second in state.
By Elean Gersack; information and photo provided by the Ansay Family
The Rock Canyon High School boys ice hockey teams have big reasons to celebrate. Both the junior varsity and varsity teams finished second in the state at their championship games in May.
For the second straight year, the varsity team played in the state championship game. Last year, the team took first place. This year, the men, consisting of 19 skaters and two goalies, played their final match-up against Chaparral High School and came in an honorable second place with a score of 4-1.
The junior varsity team played HTB (a combination of Horizon / Thornton / Broomfield high schools) and lost 6-0. They finished second in state, which was their best finish ever.
Part of the High Plains Hockey League, this club sport is funded exclusively by students and parents. Coaches, the team manager, and the board of directors are all volunteers. Special thanks go out to Sue McCulley, mother of Ryan and Andrew McCully, who has been the dedicated team manager for the last three years and to head coach Jon Denkin and assistant coach Dallas Yewey for their time and dedication.