Hockey: All-area first-team selections
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The best from the Pikes Peak region for the 2011-12 season.
Mark Tabrum, Liberty: When the Lancers brought in Tabrum, they knew they had a coach qualified to orchestrate the overhaul the program desperately needed. Tabrum, a former Colorado College coach (1993-99), has coached at various levels since the mid-1980s and since 1999 has been the director of the coaching education program for USA Hockey. He had the credentials â€” now he has produced the results. After going 0-19 the season before Tabrum arrived, Liberty improved to 5-10-3 in his first season and broke through in 2011-12 with a 13-6 campaign that included victories over area heavyweights Lewis-Palmer and Fountain Valley in a three-day span. The Lancers were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, but the programâ€™s foundation is now in place.