Pueblo County Hockey Elevates in State Rankings

The Pueblo County Hockey team is looking to make some noise in the playoffs this year. Pueblo County is 8-1-0 in all of their games and 7-0-0 within their league.

At the beginning of the season County crept their way into the number 10 spot in the state rankings. They then took their only loss against Mountain Vista, despite outshooting them 31-27. This loss removed them from the rankings.

The Hornets won another few league games after that. The Hornets then faced a big game against Lewis Palmer; who the team hadn’t beat in 21 years. They won the game 5-0 completely dominating the Rangers. Pueblo West High School attendees Jake Pacheco, Trenton Wilson, and Connor Whittington all scored goals. “It was really exhilarating to score that first goal and get the team going,” said Whittington. Javin Billings, junior, had the other two goals.

The Hornets also won against the previously undefeated Crested Butte team later in the weak. The first game they beat the 3-1 and the second game they won by a larger margin, 6-1.

After these three large wins the Hornets were put 8th in the state rankings. As far as RPI goes the Hornets are ranked 5th. The only seemingly challenging games left in the year are two games against Valor Christian, and a game against the Cherry Creek Bruins.