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Albert Brothers head up the hill to play in the ‘Boat Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 30 Sep 2018  
By: Shannon Lukens

Avery and Adam Albert are playing together this season, at Howelsen Ice Complex, wearing the Wrangler jerseys. In the exhibition game against Cheyenne Friday, Sept. 28, both players racked up multiple assists, with Avery having at least five. They’ll make an impact on the team this year.

The brothers grew up in Arvada, Colo., playing for the Hyland Hills Jaguars and the Arvada Hockey Association. Younger brother Adam then went on to play for Evolution AAA.

“Adam is a young gun with a huge amount of experience for a player his age. He has great vision and has the ability to be potent in all aspects of the game. He loves to score, make plays and block shots. His enthusiasm in contagious. He's going to be a huge player for us this season,” says Wrangler Head Coach Ryan Dingle.

Adam adds, “Steamboat is a great town! I love the feeling of the great outdoors and playing hockey in a small town. It’s amazing, and I can’t wait to wear the Wranglers jersey this year!”

Older brother Avery played with the Colorado Thunderbirds and Ralston Valley High School. Avery writes, “It’s fun moving to a small mountain town to play hockey. I’m looking forward to being a part of this excellent community and enjoying everything it has to offer.”

Dingle adds, “Avery is our wily veteran. This is his fifth season in the WSHL and he will be leading our team on a nightly basis. He brings a calm demeanor to the hectic game of hockey. Avery has an unbelievably heavy shot that seems to consistently find the net. We are ecstatic that he will be pulling on a Wranglers sweater this season!”

The brothers love hunting, fishing, and the outdoors, so they’re guaranteed to love Steamboat Springs, off the ice as well as on.

The Steamboat Wranglers are now in the WSHL. 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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