April 30, 2013
Hunter Beckett (kneeling, third from left) holds up his first-place medal along with teammates from the Colorado Mountain Thunderbirds youth hockey team. Beckett, of Craig, was part of the Thunderbirds 2001 birth year team with other players from around the Western Slope that competed at the Colorado Challenge Youth Hockey Tournament at the Ice Ranch in Littleton. The Mountain Thunderbirds went 5-0 in the tournament, winning in the championship game 5-3. Beckett had a goal and two assists in the tournament. His younger brother, Holden Beckett, also played at the tournament, for the Mountain Thunderbirds 2003 birth year team. Holden's team took third place in the tournament while he led them in scoring, recording seven goals and five assists in five games.