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19U AA's Repeat as State Champs

By Shaun Hathaway, 03/04/20, 2:30PM MST


19U AA Girls Claim Second Straight Tier-2 State Championship

19U AA State Champions

The 19U AA Aspen Leafs punched their ticket to the Rocky Mountain District Championship Tournament after claiming their second straight CAHA Tier-2 State Title.  In the double elimination tournament, the Leafs finished a perfect 3-0 with wins over Littleton (6-0), Boulder (3-2) and the Colorado Select (3-0).  Laney Martens led the team in scoring with 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists).  Goaltender Sammie Jaworski was dominant in net, stopping 54 of 56 shots.  She finished the weekend with an impressive .964 save percentage and a 0.63 goals against average.  Coached by Keith Howie and Kirk Golden, the Leafs advance to the Rocky Mountain District Tournament March 19-22 in Phoenix.  The winner advances to the USA Hockey National Tournament in West Chester, PA (April 2-6).  Golden summed up the weekend stating, “the girls played selfless team hockey.  Through teamwork, diligence, and perseverance, they were able to take the victory.”

Players: Taylor Ash, Celia Barrie, Ruby Barron, Casey Buchanan, Samantha Cassel, Andrea Bierbaum, Gabriella Demorat, Charlotte Howie, Berkeley Kelly, Laney Martens, Mia McNamara, Sage Nash, Amanda Simeone, Amanda Sage Zetzman, Sophia Fonl, Hayley Heinecken, Sammie Jaworski