Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club season begins |

Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club season begins

VAIL — The Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club, providing youth hockey opportunities for all ability levels in the Eagle County area for both boys and girls, is starting its 42nd season.

Teams include both competitive travel teams and recreational in-house programs for youth ages 8-15.

VMHC will be starting this season with a new director at the helm, Zach Blom.

Blom comes to the Vail Valley after coaching and directing full-time for the past nine seasons with the Colorado Thunderbirds, most recently as director of development. During his tenure with the T-Birds, he also served as director of skill development at Littleton Hockey for four years, as well as assistant coaching Regis Jesuit High School.

Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club’s new season registration is open. Early season practices are being offered currently and team evaluations and placements begin soon. Teams participate in the Continental Divide Youth Hockey League competing against other mountain resort and Western Slope teams during the season. VMHC hosts two local tournaments in Vail and Eagle during the season.

If you would like to learn more about the Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club, to sign up your child for the program, or to become of a sponsor of the Club, then please visit or call the Club at 970-387-VMHC (8642).


Huskies football live on High Five

The Battle Mountain Huskies football takes on the Coal Ridge Titans live on High Five Access Media on Friday at 7 p.m.

All Battle Mountain varsity home football games are televised live, on cable Channel 5 or your smartphone, tablet or computer on Live on Five at http://www.highfive

Mark your calendars for games on the following dates:

• Friday, 7 p.m. vs. Coal Ridge

• Sept. 29, 7 p.m. vs. Green Mountain

• Oct. 6, 7 p.m. vs. Rifle

• Oct. 20, 7 p.m. vs Palisade

• Oct. 27, 7 p.m. vs. Eagle Valley

Games subsequently will be replayed on cable and available online, on demand. Viewers can find a schedule and video at

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