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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A Saturday trip to the Front Range produced a tie and a loss for the Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association’s Midget Minor A team.

The Grizzlies skated to a 2-all draw with the Junior Eagles in the afternoon and emerged on the bottom end of a 5-1 score against Mullen in the evening.

Getting goals from Joseph Capraro and Cam Avery, the Grizzlies more than held their own with the Junior Eagles.



Capraro opened the scoring in the first period. Dawson Quint assisted.

The Junior Eagles had an answer in the second period, with a goal by Grady McGuire knotting the game up.



An unassisted tally from Avery recaptured the lead for the Grizzlies early in the third. The advantage held for more than 11 minutes before Cooper Hoogenbloom found net to knot the game up.

More than eight minutes of scoreless hockey followed.

The shots-on-goal battle was tight, with the Junior Eagles racking up 23 to Glenwood’s 22. Grizzly goaltender Alex Parrish finished with 21 saves.

Against Mullen, Capraro scored Glenwood’s lone goal. The power-play strike, which came in the third period, was assisted by Tanner M. Wood.

Mullen jumped out in front with four unanswered goals – one in the first period and three in the second.

The Grizzlies lost the shots on goal battle, 31-14, in the game. Parrish made 26 saves in the face of constant peppering.

The Carbondale Soccer Club is currently accepting spring season player registrations for boys and girls in divisions U6-U18 (pre-kindergarten through 12th grade).

Registration forms are available at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, area schools or online at http://www.carbondalesoccerclub.org. The deadline is Jan. 15. All players are encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid wait lists as team rosters fill up.

For more information, call 704-1838.

Spring registration for Glenwood Springs Soccer Club’s U10-U18 leagues is due by Jan. 15. This includes third- through 12th-grade players (all players with birthdays falling between Aug. 1, 1991, and July 31, 2001). Younger players (pre-kindergarten through second grade) can register until March 15.

Visit the club website at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org to register. Paper registration forms are available at the Glenwood Springs Community Center and Glenwood-area schools.

Practices begin in late March and the season opens on April 10. Late registration includes a $25 late fee and does not guarantee a spot on a team.

Contact the club at 945-6091 or e-mail soccer@sopris.net for more information.

Registration is under way for the 12th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament, which will be held Jan. 16 and 17.

Registration fees are now $50 per entry from Jan. 9 (for adults) until the day of the tournament.

Go to http://www.riflechamber.com for details, rules and a registration form, or call 625-2085, ext. 4.


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