Hockey: LA routs St. Pius in opener

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By Mike Cote

The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team thumped St. Pius X in its 2008-09 season opener Friday night.

A pair of Los Alamos skaters tallied hat tricks as the Hilltoppers slammed St. Pius’ Sartans 7-1 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

Ben Havemann and Brad Picard both earned hat tricks during the contest, while Dylan Coyne knocked in Los Alamos’ other goal in the season-opening rout.

Los Alamos plays in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League.

The Hilltoppers (1-0) will face La Cueva at home Friday night. Admission for all Hilltopper home hockey games is free, and KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast many of the home hockey games this season.