Blades of glory

Sometimes in the throes of ski season, it’s easy to forget about Durango’s other winter sport. No, not road riding – ice hockey. And there’s no better time to catch the action as the DHS varsity team’s season heats up.
This Sun., Feb. 23, the second-place Demons, who are one game behind cross-mountain rivals Telluride, take on third-place Los Alamos in the Demons’ last home stand of the year in the Rio Grande High School Hockey League (made up of teams from Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.)
The puck drops at 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at Chapman Ice Arena, and games are free and open to the public. It’ll be a great time to cheer on the home team while watching the league’s two top scorers – the Demons’ Zak Wentworth and Braden Lyons – light up the board. The later game will also be the Senior Recognition Ceremony, where the five graduating seniors are given a fond farewell (which may or may not include a good hockey shirting or two.)
Playoffs happen Feb. 28 – March 1 in Santa Fe.

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