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FEATURED PLAYER: Maddox Balon

From the Coach

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Hockey History

Why do you play hockey?
I love being around my teammates and it is fun.Skating and being on the ice is the best.

When did you start playing hockey?
I started playing when I was 5.

Who is your favorite player and why?
Connor McDavid because of his skills and scoring.

How has hockey changed your life?
It has taught me that losing is no fun but part of the game and you have to practice and work hard to be good.

What personal accomplishments and battles have you had to face?
I am a second degree red belt in Taekwondo. I have learned that you must really work hard at school and hockey to be your best.

What is your best hockey memory?
Being an Avalanche Youth Skater and scoring a hat trick at the recent Silver Stick International tournament in Canada.


FEATURED PLAYER: Christian Carter

From the Coach

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Hockey History

Why do you play hockey?
My brother started playing and I thought it was so cool and I wanted to try. I have loved it ever since. I have always looked up to him and tried to be like him.

When did you start playing hockey? 
2010, age 5.

Who is your favorite player and why? 
Nathan Mackinnon because he is so fast and so great with the puck and I like him so much. But we did name our puppy Dutchy before the trade.

How has hockey changed your life?
I have learned so much about myself with the help of great coaches like Coach Klee who taught me how to work hard and apply myself to achieve goals. The harder I work the more opportunities I get. 

What personal battles have you had to face?
As a first year Squirt and first year Pee Wee, I made top tier teams, both of which were coached by coach Ken Klee and it was an honor to make his teams. I was the youngest on both teams. Our biggest challenge was when our Pee Wee AA team and I won the Quebec Qualifier and Silver Sticks regional and went to state in the same year. I also went to state in Squirts.

What is your best hockey memory?
Winning the Quebec Qualifier last year and the incredible trip to Quebec City!


Colorado Avalanche Youth Skater

The Colorado Avalanche Youth Skater program for the 2017-18 season is available to Colorado youth hockey players at the squirt, peewee, and bantam level. Each Youth Skater will be reserved for players who distinguished themselves from their peers and deserve the opportunity because they serve their association and community, have endured hardships either in athletics or life, those that battle adversity, or inspire those around them.

At each Colorado Avalanche home game we will recognize one youth as the Avalanche Youth Skater. This program allows associations the ability to provide a player with a once in a lifetime experience by following the Colorado Avalanche onto the ice just before the puck drops! Teams and Associations may nominate more than one deserving skater. Please be conscious that they will be skating amongst the Colorado Avalanche players so proper skating ability is required. A game night Avalanche jersey and team socks will be provided for the selected skater.