|Squirts 1997||Peewee 1999||Peewee 2000|
|Taos Bantam 2001||Bantam 2002||Bantam 2003||Midget 2004|
|Bantam B 2005||Bantam A 2005||Saint Olaf 2009||Barry's Other Pictures|
Links for Vail Squirt 1997/1998
|Vail Squirt AA 1997/1998 Home Page|
|Pictures from Albuquerque, January, 1997|
|Article on Albuquerque Tournament|
|Picture of Team from Albuquerque Tournament|
|1998 Florida Trip|
|Other Hockey Pictures from Barry's Past|
|Vail Hockey Home Page|
|Vail Jr. Hockey Home Page (www.vailmountaineers.org)|
Front Row: Matt Heelan, Austin Chow, Mike Garman, Derrick Gerhardt, Turi Olsen, Coulter Somes
Second Row: Greg Garman, Jim Mellon, Jamie Harrison, Brad Myers, Nick Garrett, Alex Biegler, Mike Testwuide
Back Row: Barry Biegler, Glenn Heelan, Ron McKinnon
The Vail Squirts ventured to Albuquerque for the 1998 Chili Pepper tournament over Presidents day weekend, February 14-17th, 1998. It was a great trip for all the kids, with good weather, visits to the aquariam and museums, various movies and arcades, plus five victories in five games to win the tournament. For more information, click below.
Over the last couple of years the Vail Squirt Team has developed many friendships among the teams we play. As much as possible after games we attempt to get the kids from both teams together for pizza. On occassion, post game, we will schedule extra ice time and mix the teams together for scrimmages or tennis ball hockey. The camaraderie is tremendous, and the kids have learned that hockey should be about making friends as well as competition.
Last year when the Vail team was short of players we joined forces with our friends at Arvada to play a Phoenix tournament as a merged team, and everyone had a great time. This year Vail and Arvada have played each other many times, and the games are always close and hard fought. But the kids remain friends, which has been great to see. We would like to congratulate our friends at Arvada for winning the Vail Squirt AA tournament in November, 1997, and the Colorado Springs Tournament in January, 1998.