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Pee Wee Grizzlies take on Pueblo, Vail/Eagle

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
contributed photoThe Grizzlies huddle after one of their weekend games.

The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association’s Pee Wee B team played three games over the weekend, starting with a night game against Pueblo in the Grizzly Cave.

The Grizzlies started where they left off, bottling up the neutral zone with their defense in a 1-0 loss to Pueblo.

It was a hard-fought game, with the Grizzlies testing the Pueblo goaltender but coming away empty.

Glenwood goalie Jake Wedhorn stood tall in the net, turning away shot after shot and holding Pueblo off the board until late in the third period, finally surrendering the game’s only goal in the 1-0 loss.

On Sunday, the Grizzlies traveled to Vail/Eagle for two games, coming away with a 2-1 loss and a 3-all tie.

In the early game, the Grizzlies worked hard and took the play to Vail/Eagle, but found themselves behind 2-0 after two.

Wedhorn faced several shots, keeping the Grizzlies in the game.

Glenwood got on the board in the third period with John Jensen’s first goal of the season. Joel Rothman assisted.

In the second game, the Grizzlies came out pressuring Vail/Eagle early and it paid off. Rothman netted his team-high eighth goal on a pass from Christopher Powell.

In the second period, Cole Shavalier scored his first goal of the season off a feed from Hunter Apostolik. The power-play strike put Glenwood on top, 2-0.

Vail/Eagle scored an early goal in the third to cut it to 2-1, but Powell struck again on an assist from Zachary Levin to make it 3-1.

Vail/Eagle surged back with two goals late in the third period to force a draw.

Glenwood’s Pee Wee B team will host Aspen this Saturday at 3:15 p.m. and then two more games Sunday against the Junior Eagles – the first at 7:15 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. All three of the games will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink.

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