Mt. Express Press

Suns take command of BDHL with 8-5, 4-2 Vail sweep

January 12, 2018

The Sun Valley Suns senior men’s hockey team spent about 22 hours in the bus last weekend so they could climb into the driver’s seat of the Black Diamond Hockey League. In front of over 2,000 spectators over two nights at hostile Dobson Arena, coach John Burke’s Suns took command of the BDHL regular-season race

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Suns have home finale with Vermont Switchbacks March 3-4 7pm

March 1, 2017

The Suns wrap up their 16-game home season at Hailey’s Campion Ice House with a two-game series against the Vermont Switchbacks featuring former Suns George Ordway and Michael Peters from Middlebury College’s hockey team.     Games are Friday and Saturday, March 3-4 starting at 7 p.m. The weekend benefit is Higher Ground-Sun Valley.     Wood

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Suns 5-2 win over Holy Cross Crusaders

February 15, 2017

The Sun Valley Suns got the scoring they needed from the newly-assembled first forward line of center Justin Taylor along with wings Max Tardy and Branislav Kost—7 of the 12 goals, 17 of the 30 team points. They got superb goaltending from Friday’s goalie Ryan Thomson and Saturday’s net-minder Matt Cooper to earn a split

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Suns find winning formula in 4-3 shootout success

February 1, 2017

Brendel, Cooper snap OT drought over Vail Yeti With one minute left in Saturday’s 1-1 hockey stalemate between the Vail (Co.) Yeti and Sun Valley Suns, game announcer Crash Ballou started playing “A Hard Day’s Night” during a stoppage in play. The Lennon-McCartney ditty that goes “It’s been a hard day’s night, and I been

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O’Grady whips home winner, Suns 9-8 in OT

January 20, 2017

Seven-year-old hockey fans are all about memorizing the capsule biographies and quotes in the Sun Valley Suns 2016-17 yearbook. One from native Canadian Sean O’Grady is almost a premonition of what happened Friday night in Hai-ley. Former Colby College defenseman O’Grady, 36, was asked to pick someone who would be best to play with in

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Suns Hockey, Future Suns face off tonight…

December 23, 2016

Annual holiday game supports youth hockey at Campion Rink in Hailey A fun atmosphere always prevails at the annual Sun Valley Suns and Future Suns holiday hockey game that raises money for Sun Valley Youth Hockey. Here, one of the original Suns players, Hailey’s Hermie Haavik from Duluth, Minn., drops the puck before last year’s

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Suns, Stingers resume BDHL hunt on Friday

November 30, 2016

Entering the franchise’s 42nd winter season, the Sun Valley Suns senior men’s hockey team is the defending Black Diamond Hockey League (BDHL) tournament champion for the first time. But Sun Valley Suns coach John “Cub” Burke is downplaying expectations for the forthcoming 2016-17 campaign—despite last season’s 15-8-1 league title finish and the 16-4-0 Suns outcome

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Donor gives $4 million to Hailey Ice Rink

August 7, 2014

Nonprofit group plans new indoor rink to open in 2015 The announcement at Thursday night’s “Rockin’ the Rink” gathering for Hailey Ice simply blew every-body away. That’s because longtime Wood River Valley resident Lynn Campion-Waddell gave Hailey Ice supporters a great surprise. As hundreds of skating supporters listened and Campion-Waddell, Thomas Campion and Berit Campion

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Suns anchor new hockey league…

June 6, 2014

 Four-team loop will kick off in 2014-15 The newly-formed Black Diamond Hockey League will begin in the 2014-15 winter sea-son featuring Senior “A” elite men’s teams from Sun Valley, Jackson Hole (Wyo.), Bozeman (Mt.) and Park City (Utah). Sun Valley Suns coach John Burke announced the new league Wednesday, following a conference call last Friday

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