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Aigner Returns to play on Home Ice in Steamboat Junior Hockey News

Published: Thursday, 13 Sep 2018  
By: Shannon Lukens

Gabe Aigner returns to the Wranglers to play on his home ice, in his hometown of Steamboat Springs. Gabe grew up playing Mites through to first-year Bantams in Steamboat, where he was on two teams that took the state titles with Steamboat Stampede Youth Hockey Association. Gabe has skated with the Rampage U14 AAA and Colorado Evolution U15 AAA, where he helped win another state title with the Colorado Evolution as a U15 Tier 1. The team then went on to Nationals and placed second in the nation for the 2016/2017 season. 

Wrangler Assistant Coach Kenny Simmons writes, “Gabe Aigner is a returning Steamboat defensemen who brings a laugh to the locker room but a strong body to our defensive group. Gabe has worked very hard this summer on and off the ice to improve his size, speed, and skills. We are looking forward to him contributing each night with that hard work.”

Gabe adds, “I’m very excited about this upcoming season with the new Western States Hockey League, and very excited to play another year in Steamboat.”

The Steamboat Wranglers are the newest team to join the Western States Hockey League. The WSHL is an Amateur Athletic Union, Tier II Junior “A” hockey league that has been in continuous existence since 1994. The WSHL is the second largest junior hockey league in North America, with 30 teams in 14 states. The Wranglers are part of the Mountain Division of the WSHL.

For questions on the Wranglers, contact Head Coach Ryan Dingle at  or call 970-846-2672.

The first game for the Wranglers is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Howelsen Ice Complex in Steamboat Springs. Find out more about the Wranglers at

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