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20th Annual Woody Creek Distillers Stirling Cup


Hockey families-

We're less than two weeks away from our Stirling Cup December 11th Avalanche Alumni Charity game. The weekend will feature a 12U Skills competition with prizes to be awarded and the charity game Free to enter. We hope you can all make it out to what will be a fun, exciting event. The alumni will be on hand during the skills competition, John Michael Lilies, Ken Klee, Eric Lacroix, Yan Stastny, to just name a few. 

Please click the registration link Skills Competition 12U; limited spots available, so don't delay! (3:30 PM at Lewis Ice Arena)

Events include Hardest Shot, fastest skater, Shoutout, Accuracy shooting, and relay race! Your athlete gets to participate in all events!

Hope to see all our hockey families out to support a great cause!

The Stirling Cup is an annual event; this year, we're hosting the Avalanche alumni hockey game in Aspen to commemorate Stirling Cooper's life and raise money for Aspen Junior Hockey.  This year we will have roughly 12-15 former Avalanche in attendance, and we will be auctioning off the roster and coaching spots to anyone who wants to play in the game or coach some NHL alumni. 

Additionally, we will have a silent auction to raise money for Aspen Junior Hockey, Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation ( This fantastic non-profit helps hockey families throughout North America. We would very much appreciate any donations to the auction. Ideas include restaurant certificates, art, memorabilia, house rentals, trips, health services, etc. Please feel free to get creative with your donations, as it's all going to a great local cause. 

If you'd like to donate auction items, please contact AJH's Director Harlan Pratt at, Oliver Martineau at, or Julien Hernandez at

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 11th!

For the 20th year, Aspen Junior Hockey (AJH) is offering a unique two-part fundraising opportunity to support our youth while advancing the great game of hockey throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.  Aspen Junior Hockey is excited to host the Colorado Avalanche Alumni in a charity game to help benefit the youth in our community. There will also be a 12U All-Star competition before the game (more details to follow). CLICK THE LOGO FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Woody Creek Distillers Stirling Cup 2021 Overview

For the 20th year, Aspen Junior Hockey (AJH) is offering a unique two-part fundraising opportunity to support our youth while advancing the great game of hockey throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
The Stirling Cup weekend is a celebration for the city of Aspen and surrounding communities. Founded by longtime Aspen resident Jody Cooper in memory of her late husband, Stirling Cooper, the Stirling Cup event embodies the community to promote youth sports, foster new relationships, and signify community involvement.
For the 20th annual event, AJH is proud to welcome some current and former Colorado Avalanche players along with special guests. As the beneficiary of this exciting weekend and an organization with a long history in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1972, AJH continues to grow a world-class hockey program that continually challenges our youth while producing successful teams year after year.
This season's Stirling Cup will future two weekends of events, the first being the September 17 th weekend of Fly Fishing and Golf event. The second over the December 10th weekend, AJH will host the Colorado Avalanche Alumni Charity game.
AJH provides a channel through the sport of hockey; we can develop strong character, passion, and love for the game. Not only do we want to develop athletes, but we also work to develop our youth to become contributing citizens in the community.
Please, help us commemorate the legacy of Stirling Cooper and the long-standing heritage of youth hockey in Aspen by getting involved in the 2020 Stirling Cup and help take part in building the character of our community. As a non-profit organization, the monies raised help support the AJH scholarship program, meaning no athlete is left behind.


Thursday, December 9th:

  • Try hockey free 3:45-4:30 PM Lewis Ice Arena

Friday, December 10th:

  • The  Woody Creek Distillers Stirling Cup Welcome Party - location TBD

Saturday, December 11th:  

  • 3:30 -4:30 pm 12U Skills competition

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Colorado Avalanche Charity Game