Hockey players from across the United States gathered at Creede’s Silver Ice Park in January for the annual Golden Pick Pond Hockey Tournament, including the REC’s own team— Bottom of the Barrel.
REC employees Terry Daley, Justin Harrison and Alec Higel, along with two others— Josh Keeling and Adam Lawrence— hit the ice as a fun “bucket-list” checkoff. Terry, who played hockey as a child, encouraged the other guys to join him.
The team won two of their four games, which isn’t all that bad considering both Justin and Alec haven’t played much as adults. Terry played off and on in his younger years but started playing more frequently about six years ago.
The guys are already looking forward to playing in the tournament next year, Justin said, “it was fun and challenging and the atmosphere was great too!” Commenting with a laugh, Terry said “the other guys will continue to get faster and better, while I’m just getting older and slower.”