The Pueblo Hockey team took their first victory of the season against the Rampart Rams 7-1. They blew out the Rams with 46 shots for and only 14 shots against. “They played well and the exciting thing is we can play so much better,” said Coach Lee LaJeunesse.
Jake Pacheco, led the scoring with 2 goals and an assist. Closely following in points, Broc Schindler and Connor Whittington each had 2 points. Schindler had a goal and an assist while Whittington had two goals. All three of these players are Pueblo West High School attendees.
8 of the 25 students rostered on the Varsity team are students at Pueblo West High School. “A large percent of our team is from West and I wish that we could play in the blue and black, but I still love hockey enough to play in the green and gold,” said Whittington.
The next Hornet Hockey game is December 7, 2017 against the Coronado Cougars at the Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena. The Hornets are planning on winning this game as Coronado is 0-1 with a loss to the Crested Butte Titans. After that, they have a game Saturday, December 9, 2017 against their rival team the Castle View Sabercats.
They Hornets are looking to have a relatively good season and should make it to playoffs. Last year they made it to the second round of playoffs but lost to the state champion team, Monarch.