10 Shot – HS Hockey – Valor Christian at RV

HS Hockey – Fall of a Giant

No, not Ralston Valley.  I will not go into details, but something needs to change with the Valor Christian Eagles hockey program.  I have some knowledge of the issues, but not the full story, so instead of going into details about the issues the team may be having I could offer all sorts of suggestions.  I would be happy to talk with the CHSAA hockey people, or even the administration at Valor to offer my suggestions, but I will not offer them my suggestions unless asked.  I have various resources, and ideas that could help get Valor back on track, and other ideas, and would be happy to consult with either Valor or CHSAA.  However, as the program stands, it is unfair to the kids on both Valor and the teams they play and I do not see it getting better anytime soon.  A practice would have been more work for Ralston Valley than this game was.  13-0.  3 goals in the first two minutes, 6 in the first period.  It was just painful to watch.

On a non related note, to teams with uniforms like Valor and Mountain Vista need to make a change.  To be fair to everyone, put a number on the front and sleeves of the uniforms.  It is impossible to tell who the player is without a number, and makes it difficult for media to caption photos for print and makes it difficult for parents to find photos of their kids to purchase.  It also makes it easier for scorekeepers and officials to keep the game flowing and stats accurate.

Here is my 10 Shot from the “Game”

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: A Arvada Hockey Association Youth player stands with the Ralston Valley team as a honorary Mustang during player introductions prior to the start of the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: Ralston Valley Mustangs goalie James Madok (33) gathers the puck up with his stick in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: Ralston Valley Mustangs defender Nick Wiemelt (25) streaks down the ice in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: Ralston Valley Mustangs defender Nick Wiemelt (25) passes the puck in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: Ralston Valley Mustangs defender Martin Bakula (18) controls the puck in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: Valor Christian Eagles Michael Brown (11) chases the puck in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: The Valor Christian Eagles goalie watches the shot by Ralston Valley Mustangs forward Hunter Schoepflin (28) go a bit wide of the goal in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: The Valor Christian Eagles Goalie attempts to line up for a glove save of a slap shot in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: A Valor Christian Eagles players goes after the puck in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Hockey - Valor Christian at RV

January 7, 2014: A Valor Christian Eagles players eyes the puck in the corner of the ice in the game between the Ralston Valley Mustangs and the Valor Christian Eagles at the APEX Ice Center in Arvada, Colorado

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