Summit Youth Hockey fundraiser set for April 1-2 |

Summit Youth Hockey fundraiser set for April 1-2

With four teams doing battle for the prized trophy, the fourth annual Summit Hockey Classic hits the ice April 1-2 at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge.

The four-game event is a fundraiser for Summit Youth Hockey, a nonprofit organization seeking to make hockey “available to anyone who wants to play,” SYH president Brad Dickerson said in a press release.

“As an organization, Summit hockey is dedicated to providing opportunities for all kids in Summit County to participate in hockey,” Dickerson said. “In order to do so, fundraising is a key ingredient to the success of the organization. We fundraise so that registration fees can stay affordable for all families in addition to providing scholarship opportunities for families in need.”

The teams participating – represented by Vail Summit Orthopaedics, Peak One Surgery Center, Copper Mountain and Beaver Run Resort – draw from a pool of local players as well as “hockey celebrities.” A number of former NCAA Division I and NHL players will participate.

Beaver Run and Peak One square off on Day 1 with the Orthopaedics squad facing Copper right afterward.

On April 2, there will be a consolation game, a championship game and a celebrity shootout taking place between the two games. There will also be a “Puck Huck” competition each evening and a silent auction held in the lobby of the rink.

The games start at 5 p.m. on April 1. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Two games into the spring slate, the newly formed high-school aged hockey team – made up mostly of Summit High players – is off to a good start.

The team dominated in two wins last weekend over Front Range powers Mullen and Ralston Valley.

The Militia topped Mullen 3-2 after a late goal from SHS junior Drake Blass with a little more than 2 minutes remaining in the game.

Summit goalie Andrew Dunlap backstopped the win between the pipes.

Then, the Militia blew out Ralston 5-0 with Philip Contos in goal. Buck Marshall scored twice.

The team plays its first home game of the spring on Sunday against Air Academy at “The Steve.”

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