High Plains High School Hockey League was established in December of 2000 to promote and advance High School Ice hockey in the State of Colorado, specifically, in the Denver metro and Front Range area.
As an affiliate of USA Hockey, we agree to be guided by their core values. These are Sportsmanship, Respect for the Individual, Integrity, Pursuit of Excellence at the Team, Individual, and Organizational levels, Enjoyment, Loyalty, and Teamwork. By affiliating the sport of hockey with a player’s local community, we hope to encourage the healthy expression of “school pride” in a positive environment.
The League realizes that participating teams may not be sanctioned or recognized as bona fide representatives of a particular high school(s) or by that school’s administration. Such recognition shall not be a requirement to participate in the League. We further recognize that not all schools will have enough students within their own student body to field their own pure team. Therefore the League will determine the appropriate pairings of schools, including private, charter and home schooled students, to allow for the highest level of participation possible. These “combined” teams will compete on an equal basis with the pure teams during League play.