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Aspen Leafs a Top Sports Story

By Staff, 01/01/17, 9:15PM MST


Aspen Times features RMJHL champs as a 2016 Top Local Sports Story


Click here for full article by Austin Colbert, Aspen Times Sports Editor


Last winter was the first for the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League, and the first for the Aspen Leafs U20 hockey team. 

The Leafs finished second during the regular season to the Pikes Peak Miners, and the two teams met in the inaugural RMJHL championship game, hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy. Both teams had identical season records (35-6) and had split the regular-season series, 4-4.

No surprise, the game went to overtime, and it was Aspen native Charlie Van Allen who scored the clincher, his goal giving the Leafs a 4-3 win and the RMJHL title.