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Coach Mel's 2018 CHSAA SeasonUpdate

  The 2017-2018 Season was a transition year for Cherry Creek at the Varsity level as 10 Sophomores and Freshman made their debut after a large graduation year. The young Bruins played tough the entire season with a Minnesota Tournament Championship to go along with a top 8 finish in CHSAA RPI Ratings.

 With work to be done this group is already looking forward to the new season with a strong appetite for success. Summer Camps and our tough Fall Season schedule beginning in Boston and including a shootout win vs defending National Champion Santa Margarita CA have the players ready to compete in the 2018-2019 CHSAA Season.

I am proud of our players who are continuing to follow the NCAA path. We have several who will make that commitment this year. We are extremely proud of former Bruins Captain Alumni Defenseman Jackson Ross for committing to Colorado College for the Fall of 2018-2019. In addition Alumni Goaltender David Fessenden who has committed to the University of Alabama Huntsville for the 2019-2020 season.

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

 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