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Photos: Vipers freeze out Utah Blizzard

Forward Alex Corrigan blasts past Blizzard's Ben Mackey during the season opener at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge, Colo. on Friday, Nov. 8, where the Vipers defeated Utah 26-1.
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BRECKENRIDGE — Hockey season is here once again with the return of local semi-pro team, the Breckenridge Vipers, who did not disappoint with their opener against the Utah County Blizzard Nov. 8-9th at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge. The scoreboard seemed to reflect that of a football game rather than hockey as the Vipers soundly defeated the Blizzards on Friday night 26-1, and again on Saturday night 19-5.

The Breckenridge Vipers and the Utah Blizzard take the ice for the national anthem on Friday, Nov. 8, at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge.
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The Breckenridge Vipers and the Utah Blizzard take the ice for the national anthem on Friday, Nov. 8, at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge.
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The Breckenridge Vipers take a moment for the national anthem on Friday, Nov. 8, at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge.
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Vipers take a moment for the national anthem before their game against the Utah Blizzard on Friday, Nov. 8, at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge.
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The Vipers get a quick pre-game pep talk before meeting the Utah Blizzard on the ice for game one of their season opener on Friday, Nov. 8.
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Ready for the puck to drop, one of the referees starts off the Nov. 8 game.
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Vipers’ Rick Batenburg faces off against Utah Blizzard forward Luke Noble on Friday, Nov. 8.
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Vipers defenseman Chris Miller moves the puck past Ashton Ripley in the season opener at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge on Friday, Nov. 8.
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Vipers’ Anthony Gallo plays against the Utah Blizzard in the season opener at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge on Friday, Nov. 8, where Utah fell to Breckenridge 26-1.
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The Vipers watch their teammates on the ice during the third period of the game versus the Utah Blizzard on Friday, Nov. 8.
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The Vipers watch their teammates on the ice during the third period of the game versus the Utah Blizzard on Friday, Nov. 8.
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Forward Alex Corrigan blasts past Blizzard’s Ben Mackey during the season opener at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge on Friday, Nov. 8, where the Vipers defeated Utah 26-1.
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Vipers goaltender Evan Labbe saves a shot by the Utah Blizzard during the third period on Friday, Nov. 8, at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge.
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