April 7, 2012
Jarret Walt, a Moffat County High School junior, watches from the bench during last week’s Colorado Ski Country Selects youth hockey tour in Switzerland. Walt said it was “a good time” checking out the countries different culture and trying new food.
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Jarret Walt sat in a Switzerland hostel last week with his hockey teammates, flipping through mostly German-speaking TV stations. After finding a sports channel and muting the voices, Walt said he saw something that inspired him. “Hockey players in Europe take their celebrations after goals a lot more seriously than we do in America,” Walt said. “My teammates and I picked up a bunch of new celebrations and decided to try one. After a sweet play and my teammates goal, we slide to our knees and high-fived each other.” New celebrations was one of the many things Walt, a Moffat County High School junior, and senior Ethan O’Mailia got to experience last week as part of the Colorado Ski Country Selects youth hockey team.