Results from Breck Bucks vs. Aspen Leafs and the Tigers football season finale |

Results from Breck Bucks vs. Aspen Leafs and the Tigers football season finale

Breck Bucks and Aspen Leafs players get ready for face-off during a game in early November. Since then, the Leafs have dropped to second place in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League behind the Pikes Peak Miners and ahead of the Breck Bucks.
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Tigers winter home schedules

Boy’s basketball

Dec. 4 — vs. Silver Creek, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 8 — vs. Eagle Valley, 7 p.m.

Jan. 12 — vs. Battle Mountain, 7 p.m.

Jan. 15 — vs. Delta, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 22 — vs. Steamboat, 7 p.m.

Jan. 26 — vs. Glenwood, 7 p.m.

Jan. 29 — vs. Rifle, 7 p.m.

Feb. 6 — vs. Palisade, 12:30 p.m.

Girl’s basketball

Jan. 8 — vs. Eagle Valley, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 9 — vs. Denver West, noon

Jan. 15 — vs. Delta, 5 p.m.

Jan. 22 — vs. Steamboat, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 — vs. Glenwood, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 29 — vs. Rifle, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 4 — vs. Battle Mountain, 7 p.m.

Feb. 6 — vs. Palisade, 11 a.m.

Girl’s swim and dive

Dec. 7 — Englewood dual, 5 p.m.

Jan. 12 — Conifer dual, 5 p.m.

Jan. 23 — Lady Tiger Invite, 10 a.m.


Jan. 7 — Cherry Creek and Middle Park tri, 6 p.m.

Jan. 13 — Basalt dual, 6 p.m.

Boy’s hockey

Dec. 10 — vs. Cherry Creek, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14 — vs. Battle Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 6 — vs. Valor Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 8 — vs. Standley Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14 — vs. Dakota Ridge, 3:45 p.m.

Jan. 18 — vs. Regis, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 21 — vs. Columbine, 6 p.m.

Jan. 25 — vs. Chatfield, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 — Steamboat, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 18 — Aspen, 3:45 p.m.


The final game of the Tigers regular football season, played on a snowy Senior Night at home. The Tigers lost to Rifle (6-1 league, 9-1 overall) to claim an 0-7 record in the 3A Western Slope and a 1-9 record overall.

Summit vs. Rifle

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final

Summit 0 0 6 0 6

Rifle 20 21 8 7 55

3A Western Slope football standings

1. Delta, 7-0

2. Rifle, 6-1

3. Palisade, 5-2

4. Eagle Valley, 4-3

5. Grand Junction Central, 3-4

6. Steamboat Springs, 2-5

7. Glenwood Springs, 1-6

8. Summit, 0-7


The Bucks headed into Aspen over the weekend, riding a wave of momentum they had gained from a recent string of wins at home and on the road. They put that momentum to use right away against a league-leading Aspen team that was down a few players due to team disciplinary suspensions and a few injuries.

The Bucks came out flying in the first period of the first game on Nov. 6, scoring three goals to look very much in control of the ice. The Bucks let the game slip away in the second period, as Aspen pieced their game together and controlled the remainder of the match. The Bucks managed to hold on, however, and squeaked out a 4-3 win against the top team in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League.

“We were not truly focused for the game,” head coach Jesse Davis said before the second game. “However, it seemed that both teams matched up very well in the first period.”

Davis also remarked that it was probably the best period of hockey he had seen in the league this year.

On Saturday, the Bucks and Leafs exited the first period 0-0, with even shots to the Leafs. In the second period, despite netting the first goal of the game, the Bucks quickly ran into penalty trouble due to sloppy play. Aspen then battled back, putting in two goals to take the lead into the final frame.

Two Bucks penalties from late in the second carried over into the third and Aspen capitalized, taking advantage of multiple five-on-three opportunities to wipe out the Bucks. The Leafs added an empty-net goal late in the third to put an exclamation mark on the win.

The split weekend ended the Bucks six-game win streak, but it also put them within four points of first place in the league. The Bucks are now in second behind the Leafs (10-2) and Pikes Peak Miners (10-2) tied in first. The Breck crew travels to Grand Junction next weekend to do battle with the Glacier Yetis.

— Wren Arbuthnot

Friday, Nov. 6

Breck Bucks vs. Aspen Leafs

1st 2nd 3rd Final

Bucks 3 0 1 4

Leafs 0 2 1 3

Saturday, Nov. 7

Breck Bucks vs. Aspen Leafs

1st 2nd 3rd Final

Bucks 0 1 0 1

Leafs 0 2 3 5

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