Los Alamos Rams U-8 team members pose with their 2nd Place trophy from the Taos Presidents Day Classic. Photo by Tim Jaglinski
The Los Alamos Rams Under-8 (“Mites”) hockey team finished their 2016-17 season with tournaments in Taos and Albuquerque on the weekends of 18 and 25 February.
On the weekend of 18 Feb., the Rams U-8 Travel Team took second place in the Taos Presidents Day Mites Tournament. They demonstrated teamwork, skill, and character in the final, where they gave a bigger and more experienced Albuquerque team a scare by keeping the game very close to the end.
On the weekend of 25 Feb., two Rams U-8 Recreational Teams played in the Albuquerque NM Year-End Mites Festival. The Rams faced teams from Taos, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, and Albuquerque. The players worked hard and had a great time.
Two Los Alamos Rams U-8 recreational teams pose following the NM Year-End Festival in Albuquerque. Photo by Nick Hoffman
Cailyn Bingham looks to pass off her backhand as she shields the puck from an Albuquerque defender. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Matthew Wehner (back) and Logan Nolen (middle) look for a pass from Gavin DeRoma (left). Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Gavin DeRoma stickhandles around a diving defender. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Angus Smith observes the action as goaltender. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Connor Lattimore out-races an Albuquerque player. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Jaxon Kelley advances the puck up the ice for Los Alamos. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Aurora Suazo puckhandles deftly around a diving defenseman. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Ewan Arnold releases a shot in full stride in traffic. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith
Liam Jones maneuvers off his backhand as teammates Adis Bock and Aurora Suazo look on. Photo by Mhairi McKay-Smith