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2021 CHSAA All-Colorado, all-state, all-conference selections revealed

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 04/08/21, 8:30PM MDT

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View where the state's top players landed in CHSAA's end-of-season honors, as determined by the coaches' association.

Class 5A Player of the Year Evan Pahos (right) of Valor Christian was selected to the All-Colorado and all-state first team this year. Pahos recorded 13 goals and 10 assists this pandemic-shortened season. Photo by Steven Robinson, SportsEngine

Class 5A Player of the Year Evan Pahos (right) of Valor Christian was selected to the All-Colorado and all-state first team this year. Pahos recorded 13 goals and 10 assists this pandemic-shortened season. Photo by Steven Robinson, SportsEngine

The time has come to dole out some hardware, courtesy of the Colorado High School Ice Hockey Coaches Association.

The inaugural two-class CHSAA ice hockey season came to a close in mid-March with Battle Mountain claiming the first state title in Class 4A, while Valor Christian won its second consecutive state crown and the first in Class 5A.

End-of-season awards were revealed on Tuesday, with individual honors for All-Colorado, all-state and all-conference teams being announced.

Evan Pahos of Valor Christian received top honors in Class 5A, getting Player of the Year recognition to go with being chosen All-Colorado and all-state. Logging minutes as a forward and defenseman this season, Pahos tallied 13 goals and 10 assists for the state champion Eagles.

See all the lists, including who received Class 4A Player of the Year recognition and honorable mentions, in the tables below.

All-Colorado

Player School Position
Nolan Devine Fort Collins F
Evan Pahos Valor Christian F/D
Easton Burg Mountain Vista F
Dillon Leonard Chaparral D
Marek Thompson Fort Collins D
Sam Simon Fort Collins G
Sam Choi Kent Denver F
Rowan Piccaro Crested Butte F
Kyle Parliament Battle Mountain F
Aidan Cashman Mullen D
Denton Damgaard Cheyenne Mountain D
Cedric Choi Kent Denver G

Class 5A All-State

Player of the Year: Evan Pahos, Valor Christian

Coach of the Year: Ryan Finnefrock, Chaparral

First Team

Player School Position
Nolan Devine Fort Collins F
Evan Pahos Valor Christian F/D
Easton Burg Mountain Vista F
Dillon Leonard Chaparral D
Marek Thompson Fort Collins D
Sam Simon Fort Collins G

Second Team

Player School Position
Riley Hunt-Bahn Cherry Creek F
Landen Shay Chaparral F
Calvin Polon Denver East F
Ben Powell Cherry Creek D
Sergio Padilla Regis Jesuit D
Gage Bussey Regis Jesuit G

Class 4A

Players of the Year: Trace Taranto, Woodland Park; Sam Choi, Kent Denver

Coach of the Year: Derek Byron, Battle Mountain

First Team

Player School Position
Sam Choi Kent Denver F
Rowan Piccaro Crested Butte F
Kyle Parliament Battle Mountain F
Aidan Cashman Mullen D
Denton Damgaard Cheyenne Mountain D
Cedric Choi Kent Denver G

Class 5A Metro All-Conference

Class 5A South All-Conference

Class 5A North All-Conference

Class 4A Mountain All-Conference

Class 4A North All-Conference

Class 4A South All-Conference

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