10 Shot – HS Hockey – Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

HS Hockey – State Champions Take the Ice

It is hard to believe that high school hockey is here already.  Last season the Ralston Valley Mustangs won the CHSAA State Championship.  Will they be able to do it again?  They took their first step on Monday night as they hosted the Cheyenne Mountain Indians at the APEX Center.

The Mustangs controlled the first period, netting 3 goals.  In the second period, they gave up a goal to the Indians, but netted two more of their own.  In the third period, Ralston Valley went on a scoring frenzy, sending the puck between the pipes 5 times.  Of the Mustangs 10 goals in the game, Greg Dyba had his first hat trick of the season (and a RV fan did throw a hat onto the ice in celebration).

It was a great start for the Mustangs, but it did not stop there.  Two nights later at Denver University, Ralston Valley routed Kent Denver 10-0.  Could we see back to back championships?  Time will tell, but the Mustangs are looking pretty good.

Ralston Valley is also continuing their tradition of having a honorary Mustang at each home game.  A youth hockey player from the Arvada Hockey Association suits up in a RV uniform and takes the ice during player introductions and the National Anthem.  On Monday, it was the little sister of one of the Mustangs.  This is a great tradition.  It is something special for the youth association players, and a way for the Mustangs to pay it back as many of their players have come from the Arvada Hockey Association.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs Tyler Morpurgo (87) helps the nights honorary Mustang and his little sister put her helmet back on after the National Anthem before the start of the game against Cheyenne Mountain. During home games, Ralston Valley select a player from the Arvada Hockey Association’s youth program to be in a Mustangs uniform for player introductions.

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs forward Tyler Morpurgo (87) controls the puck in the game against the Cheyenne Mountain Indians at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs defender Nick Wiemelt (25) looks for a pass in the game against the Cheyenne Mountain Indians at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Cheyenne Mountain Indians senior Gret Liquori (18) attempts to take the puck past Ralston Valley Mustangs forward Connor Schaff (17) in the game at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Cheyenne Mountain Indians freshman goalie Fyan McCann (30) attempts a glove save on a shot in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs forward Chris Rockers attempts a shot as he falls to the ice past Cheyenne Mountain Indians senior Gret Liquori (18) in the game at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Cheyenne Mountain Indians freshman goalie Fyan McCann (30) eyes the puck coming at him in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Cheyenne Mountain Indians freshman goalie Fyan McCann (30) tries to kick save a shot in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Cheyenne Mountain Indians senior Gret Liquori (18) brings the puck up the ice in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Cheyenne Mountain at Ralston Valley

December 2nd, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs goalie Zack LaRoque (31) watches the action in front of him in the game against the Cheyenne Mountain Indians at the APEX Ice Arena in Arvada, Colorado

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