Los Alamos played some of its best hockey of the season over the weekend at the year-end tournament in Taos.
Los Alamos scored three wins and lost one game, proving its one of the best teams around.
Los Alamos beat Permian Basin (Texas), 8-2, El Paso Franklin, 9-5, and La Cueva, 4-3, but then fell to league’s top team, Cibola, 5-1.
Against Permian Basin, Los Alamos scored first, but the Pump Jacks came back and tied the contest, 1-1. Los Alamos, however, scored the next five goals to cruise to the first-round victory.
The contest against Franklin was much closer. The game was tied 3-3 and 4-4, but the Hilltoppers scored five third-period goals to pull away late.
A big third period also helped the ’Toppers beat La Cueva. Los Alamos trailed 3-1 to start the third, but scored three goals in the final period to win the contest. Charlie Christensen scored the game-winning goal with 3 minutes, 13 seconds left in the contest.
Cibola, however, solidified its spot at the top of the league in the tournament. Cibola beat Santa Fe 10-1, Taos, 7-1 and then Los Alamos, 5-1 to secure its spot in the composite championship.