February 3, 2012
Hunter Beckett, 10, was selected by the Moffat County Commissioners to skate with the Colorado Avalanche during the team’s warm-up before playing the Vancouver Canucks on March 24 at the Pepsi Center. Hunter said he is excited to skate with professional hockey players and to see if hockey is something he wants to pursue as he gets older.
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At 5, Hunter Beckett had to decide which sport to pursue — hockey or wrestling. Hunter had been competing for the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling program, but said he wanted to try something new. Hunter’s parents, Matt and Stephanie Beckett, had been playing hockey as he was growing up, and ultimately Hunter decided to follow his parents. Now, five years later, Hunter’s decision and hard work has paid off. The Moffat County Commission chose him to skate with the Colorado Avalanche during the team’s warm-up before a March 24 game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Pepsi Center.