Ice Hockey: Key dates, schedules, players to watch for 2013-14

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AURORA 2013-14 ICE HOCKEY SEASON

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KEY DATES: Nov. 13 — Practice begins; Dec. 2 — Regular season begins; Feb. 8 — Regis Jesuit vs. Cherry Creek at Family Sports Center, 6 p.m.; Feb. 21 — First round of playoffs; Feb. 22 — Second round of playoffs; Feb. 28 — State semifinals (Denver Coliseum), 6 & 8 p.m.; March 1 — State championship game (Denver Coliseum), 3:30 p.m.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Carter Alcock, D, jr., Regis Jesuit; Connor Brennan, F, jr., Regis Jesuit; Michael Dubus, F, sr., Cherry Creek; Sam Harden, G, sr., Regis Jesuit; Thomas Jahde, D, jr., Regis Jesuit; Matt Jung, F, sr., Cherry Creek (Eaglecrest); Jack Kilkenny, F, soph., Regis Jesuit; Nick McWharter, F, sr., Cherry Creek; Brady Mielnicki, G, jr., Cherry Creek; Cody Oakes, F, jr., Cherry Creek (Cherokee Trail); Jack O’Neil, D, sr., Regis Jesuit; Quinton Reynolds, G, sr., Cherry Creek (Overland); Jackson Ross, D, jr., Cherry Creek (Smoky Hill); Mark Saxelby, D, sr., Cherry Creek (Grandview); Rick Torres, F, sr., Cherry Creek (Smoky Hill); Joel Walker, D, jr., Cherry Creek; Cale Woodley, F, soph., Regis Jesuit; Blake Yount, F, jr., Cherry Creek (Smoky Hill)

COACHES: Cherry Creek — Jeff Mielnicki; Regis Jesuit — Dan Woodley

CONFERENCES: Foothills (15) — Aspen, Chatfield, CHERRY CREEK, Columbine, Dakota Ridge, Kent Denver, Monarch, Mullen, Ralston Valley, REGIS JESUIT, Resurrection Christian, Standley Lake, Steamboat Springs; Summit; Peak (14) — Air Academy, Bishop Machebeuf, Cheyenne Mountain, Coronado, Doherty, Heritage, Lewis-Palmer, Liberty, Mountain Vista, Palmer, Pine Creek, Pueblo County, Rampart, Valor Christian

CHERRY CREEK SCHEDULE (home games in all caps, played at Family Sports Center unless otherwise noted): Saturday, Dec. 7 — AIR ACADEMY at Ice Ranch, 8:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 9 — vs. Cheyenne Mountain at Sertich, 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 11 — vs. Dakota Ridge at Edge East, 7:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 16 — vs. Machebeuf at Big Bear North, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 18 — vs. Kent Denver at DU-Joy Burns, 3 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 20 — MOUNTAIN VISTA, 5:45 P.M.; Saturday, Jan. 4 — RALSTON VALLEY, 6 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 6 — vs. Rampart at Sertich, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 11 — CHATFIELD, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 17 — vs. Mullen at Edge East, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 18 — STANDLEY LAKE, 6 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 24 — vs. Columbine at Edge East, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25 — BATTLE MOUNTAIN, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 31 — MONARCH, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 1 — SUMMIT, 6 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 7 — vs. Steamboat Springs at Howelson, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8 — REGIS JESUIT, 6 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 14 — vs. Resurrection Christian at NoCo, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15 — ASPEN at Denver Coliseum, 12:05 p.m.

REGIS JESUIT SCHEDULE (home games in all caps, played at Family Sports Center): Friday, Dec. 6 — vs. Dakota Ridge at Edge, 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 11 — vs. Kent Denver at Joy Burns, 3 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 13 — CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14 — AIR ACADEMY, 4:15 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 3 — MOUNTAIN VISTA, 5:45 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 6 — vs. Heritage at South Suburban, 7:45 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 10 — MULLEN, 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 11 — BATTLE MOUNTAIN, 4:15 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 17 — STANDLEY LAKE, 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 18 — vs. Columbine at Edge East, 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 23 — vs. Summit at Stephen C. West, 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 24 — CHATFIELD, 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25 — RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN, 4:15 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 31 — ASPEN, 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 1 — vs. Steamboat Springs at Howelson, 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 5 — vs. Ralston Valley at APEX, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 7 — BISHOP MACHEBEUF, 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8 — vs. Cherry Creek at Family Sports Center, 6 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 14 — MONARCH, 5:45 p.m.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel