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The Aspen Mother Puckers B-level women’s hockey team won back-to-back contests over the weekend in Vail and Glenwood.

The MP2 defeated the Vail Twin Peaks, 4-1, on Saturday night at Dobson Arena.

Susan Wilson, of Basalt, got things started just three minutes into the game, with a goal off a pass from Katherine Gleason, of Snowmass Village.



Aspen’s Stephanie Cantor got the game-winner in the second, followed by fellow Aspenite Laurie Geromini. Both goals were unassisted.

Vail pulled their goaltender in the waning minutes of the game and Deanne Kessler, of Woody Creek, flipped a backhand shot into the empty net to bring the final score to 4-1.



Stephanie Costello, of Aspen, served a two-minute penalty for tripping. Returning Aspen goalie Amy Snyder stopped 21 of 22 shots on goal, while Aspen put 24 shots on the Twin Peaks’ net.

The next night in Glenwood, the Puckers blanked the Ice Queens, 2-0.

The game was scoreless until well into the second period, when Gina Guarascio, of Aspen, netted the game-winner off of passes from Cantor and Costello.

Cantor put in an insurance goal in the third, assisted by team captain Julie Cox, of El Jebel.

Aspen player Erica Delak sat two minutes for having too many players on the ice, and Kessler served two minutes for tripping. Margo Cuttita, of Lazy Glen, stopped all nine shots from Glenwood on Aspen’s net.

Ice Queens goalie Sonya Hemmen faced 21 shots from Aspen, stopping 19.

Aspen is now 4-0 in the Mountain League of the Women’s Association of Colorado Hockey.

The Glenwood Springs High School cross country team will be wrapping gifts at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale as a team fundraiser. Donations are accepted to have a team member wrap your holiday gift.

The Demon cross country team will be wrapping presents today from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exclusive Glenwood cross country team shirts will also be available to purchase.

Join the 2010 Fitness Challenge at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Sponsored by Fitness Systems, Inc., and the WIN Health Institute, the challenge can help motivate you with your fitness resolutions. This program offers fitness assessments, group “personal training” classes, an online support message board, a comprehensive final fitness challenge/healthy potluck and more.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Register by Jan. 3; the start date is Jan. 4. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Visit glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.


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