High Plains Tier III Senior Tyler Coisman graduates from Ralston Valley this spring and will attend Metro State.
The 2020 High Plains hockey season is one that we will never forget, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Although we didn't get the chance to take the ice and enjoy the comradery of our friends, teammates, and coaches, we would like to take a moment to recognize and honor our High Plains Hockey League Seniors for their accomplishments and the culmination of their amazing high school careers.
We at High Plains would like to extend our apologies for the heartbreak that you all have had to endure during your final days of high school. We know it was not the ending that you had hoped for, but we are also here to applaud your courage and resiliency during these harsh and uncertain times.
I wish there were some words of wisdom or enlightenment that I could bestow upon you Seniors to ease the frustration as you close this chapter of your lives in such an ominous manner, but the truth is none of us have been here before.
The class of 2020 has overcome something that we have never been through during our lifetimes, and that will only make you stronger. The perseverance and determination to overcome that you all have displayed is inspiring and we have taken notice, so thank you. Thank you for your strength. Thank you for your resolve. Thank you for showing us all the same conviction and persistence that we saw from you on the ice during your careers. And thank you for making High Plains the fun and amazing league that it is because of all of you.
This time we will take a moment to honor the second half of our Tier III Seniors. We have 40 Tier III Seniors graduating from nine different teams this spring. Thank you all for your efforts and good luck as you move on to your next adventure.
TJ Mcleod - Northern Alliance
High School: Legacy High School
Favorite hockey player and team? Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
What’s your favorite thing about hockey? All the bonds that you make with different people and the work it takes to win.
Why do you like playing High Plains hockey? High plains still gives an option to play with the friends you have during the offseason.
What are your future plans? Play junior hockey for a year or two more to gain scholarships for college hockey.
Tyler Coisman - Ralston Valley
High School: Ralston Valley High School
Favorite hockey player and team? T.J. Oshie Washington Capitals
What do you like best about playing hockey? I like meeting new friends and I like to win.
Why do you like playing High Plains Hockey? It gives me something to do and I get to play with my friends.
What are your future plans? MSU Club Hockey.
Sierra Dennis - Ralston Valley
High School: Jeffco Virtual Academy
Favorite hockey player and team? Carter Hart and the Colorado Avalanche.
What’s your favorite thing about hockey? The competition and playing with my teammates.
Why do you like playing High Plains hockey? It's a lot of fun to get on the ice with the boys and mess around after the regular season.
What are your future plans? I am going to attend Wester New England University to play D-3 hockey and study mechanical engineering.
Jesse Kittay - ThunderRidge
High School: ThunderRidge High School
Favorite hockey player and team? Avalanche, Cale Makar
What’s your favorite thing about hockey? The life long brothers made along the way.
Why do you like playing High Plains hockey? It’s a fun league and it’s nice to play in something more relaxed after my club season.
What are your future plans? Either attend CU Boulder majoring in molecular cellular developmental biology or play Juniors for a year.
Alex "Austin" Vargo - ThuderRidge
High School: ThunderRidge
Position: Center (forward)
Favorite hockey player and team? Auston Matthews. Toronto Maple Leafs
What do you like best about playing hockey? You are allowed to hit people.
Why do you like playing High Plains Hockey? teammates
What are your future plans? Leeds Business school - running more businesses (already has one)/Investing.
Chris Francis - Warrior Ice Cats
High School: Nederland Middle Senior High School
Favorite hockey player and team? Nathan Mackinnon, Colorado Avalanche
What do you like best about playing hockey? Everything
Why do you like playing High Plains Hockey? It’s more hockey
What are your future plans? Possibly club hockey for Western Colorado state University.
Alexander Ossorio - Warrior Ice Cats
High School: Centaurus
Favorite hockey player and team? Ryan Graves, Cale Makar, Nakita Zadorov, Colorado Avalanche.
What’s your favorite thing about hockey? The contact, the competitiveness, the feel of the ice and the puck.
Why do you like playing High Plains hockey? For fun.
What are your future plans? Either going to college at CMU or Metro, hopefully playing with either team and to study criminal investigation or nursing.
Max Novy - Warrior Ice Cats
High School: Centaurus
Favorite hockey player and team? Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche
What’s your favorite thing about hockey? The friends and the experiences.
Why do you like playing High Plains hockey? It's about fun and enjoying the sport.
What are your future plans? I'm going to Colorado Mesa University and will ride on their downhill mountain bike team.
Mountian Vista's defenseman Cole Thomson is one of five graduates from the Eagles' Tier III squad.
Name Team School
Aidan Boyd Cherokee Trail Home Schooled
Cody Fairbanks Cherokee Trail Grandview
Jacob Fuhlhage Cherokee Trail Smoky Hill
Eric Greene Cherokee Trail Cherokee Trail
Joseph Bright Fort Collins/Poudre Fort Collins
Stryder Kettner Fort Collins/Poudre Poudre
Roman Perincheril Fairview Peak to Peak
Mark Bellavance Mountain Militia Summit
Nicholas Denesik Mountain Militia Telluride
Dylan Webster Mountain Militia Roaring Fork
Anthony Diehl Mountain Vista Mountain Vista
Grant McGrath Mountain Vista Mountain Vista
Cole Thomson Mountain Vista Mountain Vista
Connor Gelman Northern Alliance Standley Lake
Austin Letterly Northern Alliance Standley Lake
Imaad Siddique Northern Alliance Standley Lake
Jacob Vermeer Northern Alliance Standley Lake
Ryan Loftus Warrior Ice Cats Centaurus
Evan Storm Warrior Ice Cats Centaurus
Ethan Thorne Warrior Ice Cats Centaurus
Tag(s): Home Fossil Ridge WLTV Rocky Hockey Arvada West Fairview HTB Monarch Northern Alliance Ralston Valley Chaparral V1 DC/CV Parker Knights Mountain Vista Front Range Rangers V1 Rock Canyon ThunderRidge Arapahoe Cherokee Trail V1 Cherry Creek V1 Denver East Mountain Ice Mountain Militia V1 Longmont V1 Greeley Chaparral V2 Cherry Creek V2 HTB JV Mountain Militia V2 Northern Alliance JV Black Widows Coyotes Polar Bears Collins/Poudre Cherokee Trail V3 Mt. Militia Girls Longmont V2 Cherokee Trail V2 Fairview JV Warrior Ice Cats