Military Visit Highlights Horns' Weekend
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s hockey team completed a recent tour of Colorado, posting a 1-1-0-1 record over three pre-season games against American college competition.
The tour served as a pre-season tune-up for the start of the Canada West regular season schedule, which begins Friday, Oct. 15 when the Horns host University of Calgary Dinos,
7 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena. It also proved to be a positive team-building exercise for the Horns as they took part in a number of activities away from the rink.
One of the community outreach activities the hockey team engaged in was a visit with Canadian military personnel stationed in the Denver area with the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD). The Horns were given a tour of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, had lunch with the acting general and exchanged hockey jerseys.
Members of the Canadian military later attended the Horns’ game against Air Force, a 4-3 overtime loss for the U of L.
The highlight of the trip for the Pronghorns was a 5-2 victory over University of Denver, the first time Denver had lost a pre-season game to Canadian competition since 1999. Nicholas Hotson led the way with three goals.
The Horns also dropped a 5-1 decision to Colorado College.