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Coach Mel's 2019-2020 CHSAA Season Update

  The 2019-2020 CHSSA Season will offer a exciting group of Bruins who are ready to compete. A stable full of veterans and some outstanding additions were evident in our strong play during the Fall Season. 

 With work to be done this group is looking forward to Opening the CHSAA Season with a strong appetite for success. Our tough Fall Season schedule beginning in Boston and including another win vs 2 time defending National Champion Santa Margarita CA have the players ready to compete in the 2019-2020 CHSAA Season. CC will open the Season against Top 5 Ranked opponents on the road and will be tested early. The 2019-2020 Varsity team will showcase their resilience throughout the season as they have the toughest schedule in the Foothills Conference.

I am proud of our players who are continuing to follow the NCAA path. We are extremely proud of former Bruins Captain Alumni Defenseman Jackson Ross  who is currently a Sophomore at Colorado College. In addition Alumni Goaltender David Fessenden who is a Freshman at the University of Alabama Huntsville this Season. Several Bruins are making their mark in Junior Hockey and I anticipate more NCAA commitments in the future. 

 I wish them the best and look forward to following their careers!

I will be doing my part as well by accepting a Head Scouting Position with the Boston Junior Rangers with a goal of helping more Bruins and other Colorado High School Players follow their path to NCAA Hockey. The addition of Coaching Team Colorado NIT that will compete in Minnesota in late April will also help our player's move forward in reaching their NCAA goals.

 I take pride in hearing from other Coaches and Administrators on how far our CC Hockey program has evolved. The work ethic and compete level that started the 1st day I took over the program is what I admire most from our players. The results are always special but the road to get there is where a program comes together.

The theme here is we are competing every season to the end and each team is leaving their mark in Cherry Creek Ice Hockey History. 

I am excited to begin the CHSAA season. Several of are young players will step forward to drive our next group of Bruins to reach their potential. I know all of our Coaches are ready to help them achieve that goal!

Jeff Mielnicki
Coach Mel