Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Flames Sizzle On Ice by Taking Crown.(Sports)

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The New Mexico Flames, a 7- to 11-year-old mites/squirts youth ice hockey team, recently won the squirts "C" division crown in the Chili Peppers Invitational at Rio Rancho's Iceoplex.

New Mexico goalie Elliott Pope, a fourth-grader at Rio Rancho's Stapleton Elementary, withstood 26 shots on goal in the championship game to help his team take a 2-1 sudden-death overtime victory over the Tucson Thunderbirds. …

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