New Girls Division Determined to Make Its Mark.
The Foothills Flyers 14U AA Girls teams from Littleton, Colorado are not only excited about competing in one of the nation’s longest running tournaments. They’ve trained all year for this.
“Our teams practice 3x week. They get lots of ice time. They love it,” says A.J. Muldrow, Foothills Flyers Girls Hockey Manager, whose daughter plays 14U.
With home rinks in Lakewood and Littleton, Colorado, the Foothills Flyers new Girls Division is comprised of 14U and 16U teams and play mainly local and travel tournaments.
Head Coach and Foothills Flyers Girls Hockey Director, Dylan Bozeman, played AAA Tier 1 hockey for the Colorado Thunderbirds. Many of Bozeman’s youth players he’s coached in the area followed him to play in the Foothills Flyer’s brand-new Girls Division.
As a tournament-only team, the 14U Girls needed a sixth tournament to round out their season. Previously, they’d earned the title of regional Western Girls Silver Stick Champs back in October alongside sister team, 16U AA. Both teams went on to compete in the Silver Stick Finals in Aurora, Ontario.
What could possibly come close to topping Canada?
A Youth Hockey Tournament Rich in History.
Westmoreland Hockey Association’s 52nd Annual Laurel Tournament is one of the longest running tournaments in youth hockey. The event is held every year at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Upon considering the Foothills Flyers making the trek to Pennsylvania, Muldrow says, “We selected Laurel because of the history behind it and that it’s a 5-weekend tournament. We know it’s going to be a well organized event.”
Additionally this year, Westmoreland selected StatMonsters, a technology partner that specializes in cloud-base hockey platforms that streamline registrations, game-time management and scores and standings.
Muldrow adds, “We were a last minute addition and found StatMonsters online registration to be very intuitive. It instructs you what to enter next from your teams, coaches, player information etc. It made the process very easy.”
Both Foothills Flyers 14U AA and 16U AA teams won their division at the 2022-23 Western Girls Silver Stick Tournament and went on to compete in the Silver Stick Finals in Aurora, Ontario.
Dedicated to bettering girls hockey.
The Foothills Flyers Hockey Association began in 1995 with boys and coed teams. This is its first year offering a Girls Division comprised of 14U and 16U players.
“Our hope is to have our Girls Division expand to 12U, 14U, 16U and 19U so more girls can participate,” says Muldrow. “That’s really our goal. From the players to the coaching staff, the program is dedicated to bettering girls hockey. We’re all doing it together,”