The Bulls may be smaller compared to most WSHL teams, but Pueblo will rely on its overall speed, skill and a gritty work ethic appreciated in Colorado’s “Steel City.” 

The team has a mix of veterans and rookies under coach Chris Wilhite, a Cheyenne Mountain High School (Colorado Springs) graduate who played in the WSHL before entering the NCAA Division III ranks.

“The veterans are doing a really good job teaching us the ropes of the Western States (Hockey) League,” Lone said. “Practices have been very intense. Our coaches do not mess around.”

“I don’t think a single team in the league will out work us,” Rousseau said. 

The area's youngest hockey fans were especially taken by the Bulls at the Pueblo Chile Festival. Photo courtesy of the Pueblo Bulls