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Castle View hockey ready to bounce back

By Zachary Lipfield, RCHS intern writer; photo courtesy of Jeff Douglass

Photo fo Douglas County Castle View Sabercats

Douglas County co-op hockey team the Castle View Sabercats celebrate winning the state tournament last summer. The team finished first in state, showing others that they were a force to be reckoned with. “When we won the championship, we felt complete; it was a great moment for the team,” Owen Dickinson said. This year’s team is hoping to bounce back after a tough start to the season.

Rock Canyon High School (RCHS), Castle View High School and Douglas County High School together have an ice hockey team named the Castle View Sabercats (CVS). The team was terrific last season, winning the state tournament. This season started out hard with the team playing four conference games. The teams they played are good and statistics show the competition is some of the best teams in the state. The Sabercats matchup on January 4 against Valor Christian High School (VCHS) was a tough defeat, losing 0-6.

“Not happy about it, just looking to move on and get better in our next couple of games,” said Logan Douglass, a junior at RCHS and a defenseman for the Sabercats.

Although the team lost to VCHS twice and to Regis Jesuit High School and Mountain Vista High School, they tied when they played Chatfield High School (which is not in their conference.) Their tough schedule will continue when they play Cherry Creek High School (CCHS), a team that is 3-3-2. CVS and CCHS play twice on February 8.

“Some of us have played together for a long time; we practice four to five days a week,” said Owen Dickinson, a sophomore at RCHS.

“As a young team, we are learning how to react to adversity. Results don’t always reflect the effort and how the game was played. We plan on continuing to work on the small details and trust that everything will eventually come together,” said Douglass.

Some players on the team have great chemistry, have fought through rough games in the past and look to turn the tables in the second half of the season. The team plays their home games at the Big Bear ice arena in Denver and the South Suburban ice arena in Centennial. To learn more about the team and when they play, visit www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/castle-view-sabercats-(castle-rock,co)/ice-hockey/home.htm.

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