Area Sports Briefs
The Glenwood Grizzly midget minor A hockey team welcomed Regis Jesuit to town for games on Saturday and Sunday at the Glenwood Ice Rink.
This was Regis’ first trip to Glenwood, and the visiting team made an impression before even stepping onto the ice.
Not only did Regis have a large number of players (18), but those players were large in size. It appeared as if the largest Grizzly player was smaller than the tiniest Regis player.
With starting goalkeeper Michael Brunk still supporting the Glenwood Springs football team, the Grizzlies turned to bantam A goalie Alex Parrish. And Parrish delivered, bravely facing 102 shots over the course of a weekend that included play with his bantam squad.
When the teams took the ice for the first faceoff, the disparity in roster size was apparent. While three Grizzlies sat on the bench waiting to sub in, the Regis team had a bench of 12 ready to go.
Regis opened with two goals before second-year midget Dylan Cook answered with his second goal of the season (Tanner M. Wood and Jonathan Angelo assisted) in what would end as a 9-1 win for Regis.
Regis and Glenwood met again Sunday and again the Grizzlies were defeated, this time by a count of 8-2.
It was 3-0 by the end of the first period, a frame in which Parrish faced 17 shots. Cook scored his second goal of the weekend in the second period and added his third in the third. Wood assisted on Cook’s second-period strike.
By the time the game was over, Parrish had stopped 34 of the 42 shots put forth by Regis. The Grizzlies also continued frustrating other teams with a disciplined style of play, as demonstrated by only four penalty minutes compared to 20 for Regis.
The Grizzlies were without team captain and leading scorer Tony Bosco against Regis.
Next up for Glenwood are weekend home games against Greeley on Saturday and Sunday. The Grizzlies take the ice at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Admission is free at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink.
For more information on Glenwood Grizzlies hockey, visit http://www.grizzlyhockey.org.
This year’s Turkey Day 5K race is set for Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 27) at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Golf Course. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Keeping with tradition, registration for the race remains at $5, which includes a scenic race course, a post-race party, friend and community camaraderie and metabolism. Proceeds benefit the Carbondale Community School.
Preregistration is encouraged by visiting the school or calling Karen or Jim at 945-2026.
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