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Midget Grizzlies go 1-1-1 on trip to Front Range

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association’s Midget Major A team compiled a 1-1-1 record in a set of games on the Front Range last weekend.

Dylan Cook scored a pair of goals and Guy Sappington, Levi Fetterhoff and Quenton Henry all found net once apiece as the Grizzlies topped Littleton, 5-4, in a Saturday morning matchup.

The Grizzlies took a 1-0 lead after one period.

“Our first period was our best period of the year up to that point,” Glenwood coach Tim Cota said. “We came out buzzing on the forecheck and were relentless in attacking their net. We didn’t give them much in this period.”

Littleton leveled the score at 2 after two periods before Glenwood iced the win by scoring three of the third period’s five goals.

“This game was more of an end-to-end game that we like to stay away from,” Cota said. “Fortunately for us, we came out on top.”

Cam Avery (two), Jaden Koos, Michael Porter, Tanner Wood and Matt Shelden all had assists for the Grizzlies.

In a 1-0 loss to Arapahoe Saturday afternoon, the Grizzlies just couldn’t solve goaltender Austin Miller, whose 46 saves kept Glenwood off the board.

“Our best three periods of the year and we still came up on the short end,” Cota said. “That can happen with a hot goaltender.”

Glenwood’s Sunday-morning rematch with Arapahoe went more swimmingly, ending in a 1-all tie.

Both teams found net in the third period, with Porter supplying the Grizzlies’ tally. Wood assisted.

“[It was a scoreless tie] with about five minutes remaining and we scored the go-ahead goal,” Cota relayed. “In usual fashion in such a tight game, Arapahoe was able to answer with about a minute and a half later to tie it again.

“This was a defensive, goaltenders’ battle, a great game.”

Glenwood goaltender A.J. Hamon stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced to propel the Grizzlies to the draw.

Glenwood’s record is now 4-2-2 in league play, which puts them in a tie for fifth place.

Next up for the team is an 8:45 a.m. meeting with Littleton today at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink.

The Grizzlies will then jump in their vehicles and head to Pueblo for a Sunday doubleheader, with games at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

“There is no love lost between Littleton, Pueblo and ourselves,” Cota said. “It should be a battle.”

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