March 23, 2012
Ethan O’Mailia, a Moffat County High School senior, was selected to play for the Colorado Ski Country Selects youth hockey team Saturday to April 1 in Engelberg, Switzerland. O’Mailia, who starred as a defenseman for the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team this season, said he is excited to see the difference between how European and U.S. hockey teams play the game.
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In March 2011, Ethan O’Mailia got the opportunity to skate with the Colorado Avalanche, a moment he described as “a once in a lifetime chance.” O’Mailia’s play and leadership for the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team prompted his coaches to nominate him for the opportunity. This year, O’Mailia, a Moffat County High School senior, had the chance to impress a different coach with his play and earn another opportunity for his hockey career. During a hockey camp at Moffat County Ice Arena, O’Mailia worked out for Bryan Smith, a coach for the Colorado Ski Country Selects youth hockey team that travels and plays in Europe.