Squirt Grizzlies sweep set with Junior Eagles
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association’s Squirt B team had big wins against the Junior Eagles in Lakewood at the Big Bear Ice Arena over the weekend.
The two-game series began Saturday with the Grizzlies recording a 3-0 win and ended with a 3-1 victory for Glenwood on Sunday.
Gavin Olson got the team off to a fast start, netting the first goal during the first period. The assists came from Trace Apostolik and Kaid Nieslanik.
In the second period, both teams emerged strong defensively and the goaltenders on both ends of the ice tightened their nets. Glenwood had numerous close shots, but none close enough to get on the board.
Late in the period, Sean Mooney buried Glenwood’s second goal, with assists coming from Apostolik and Ryan Kotz.
The Grizzlies added one more goal in the third, this one from Kotz. Apostolik and Nico deVita assisted.
Glenwood goalie Josh Cook picked up the shutout in net, stopping six shots.
The action picked back up on Sunday morning against a more aggressive Junior Eagles team.
Once again, the first goal was scored by the Grizzlies. Kotz found net on an assist from Apostolik in the first period.
The Junior Eagles tried to rally in the second period, but it was Glenwood that scored first. Devlin Powell pounced on a rebound for a goal as the Grizzlies pulled ahead, 2-0. Cole Houston took the initial shot.
A Junior Eagles’ goal late in the period tightened the count to 2-1.
Glenwood put the game away in the third with a goal by Olson, who took a pass from Matthew Thrun, ripped down the ice and pumped in a goal.
Cook was again strong in net, stopping 14 shots.
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