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Contributed photoA Glenwood Grizzly Squirt B Team player zings a shot on goal this past weekend. The Grizzlies are in 2nd place in league standings at 6-0-1.

The Glenwood Grizzly Squirt B Team has had a successful few weeks of hockey. The Squirt B Team beat the Pueblo Panthers in both games of a doubleheader the weekend of Jan. 5-6 in Pueblo.

The Grizzlies triumphed with a 4-0 shutout win on Saturday, then followed that with a 5-2 victory on Sunday.

Goalie Rio Kauffman protected the Grizzly goal, Cooper Knott led the Grizzlies in scoring with three goals, and Kelton McPherson added two goals and an assist. Defenseman Kaid Nieslanik also added a goal and two assists.

Last weekend, the Grizzly Squirt B Team beat the Eagle-Vail Mountaineers, 2-0, on home ice, and then tied on Sunday morning in Eagle, 2-2.

Nolan McPherson and Colter Strautman scored for Glenwood in the Jan. 12 win, and Blake Exelbert shined in last Sunday’s game with a goal and an assist.

These games put the Glenwood Grizzly Squirt B team in 2nd place in league standings at 6-0-1.

The Squirt B team traveled to Littleton this weekend for the Martin Luther King slapshot tournament.

The New Castle Recreation Department will host a free HoopFest event for adults on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6:45-9 p.m. at Riverside Middle School.

HoopFest will include basketball mini-tournament play, along with skill contests and prizes. Registration for the upcoming league will also be accepted at the event. The fee is $100 per team in this self-officiated program.

Registration can also be done by phone at (970) 984-3352, or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.

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