Hockey: LA starts tourney Saturday

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has three games scheduled in the upcoming Taos Mid-Season Tournament.
The tournament, which starts Friday in Taos, includes all 10 teams from the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League.
Los Alamos, which is currently second in league standings, has a pair of games scheduled Saturday and a third Sunday.
It will take on Cibola bright and early Saturday — game time is set for 7:15 a.m. — then face Albuquerque’s Outkast at 1:45 p.m. Sunday’s game against La Cueva is set for 11:30 a.m.
The Hilltoppers (9-1-1), along with the rest of the league, are on winter break. The Hilltoppers’ regular season matches start up again Jan. 23.
The Mid-Season tournament, comprised entirely of exhibition games, is a showcase for players for selection to the NMIIHL’s All-Star team. The All-Star Game will be played Feb. 5 in Santa Fe.