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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Grizzlies midget minor A hockey team skated to its third tie of the season with a 2-all effort against the visiting Greeley Stampede last Friday.

Both of Glenwood’s goals were unassisted and came in the first period, courtesy of team captain Tony Bosco.

The Grizzlies responded the next morning with three goals against the Stampede, but fell short by a count of 5-3.



Two of Glenwood’s goals came from Dylan Cook in the second period, with Tanner Wood and Bosco assisting. The Grizzlies entered the third period tied at 2, but the Stampede got three goals that went unanswered until defenseman Jake Bair scored on a Grizzly power play. Cook assisted.

At the end of the weekend’s games, Cook and Bosco were No. 2 and 3 in the league in scoring. With only three league games remaining, the Grizzly midget minor A team has a commanding lead in the fewest penalty minutes category.



The Grizzlies are done with league play until Jan. 3 and 4, when they travel to Littleton to battle Regis.

The Glenwood Grizzlies midget major A hockey team got its league season under way with a 5-2 loss to the Mountain States Renegades over the weekend.

After playing with only eight to nine players the past nine games, it appeared as if the midget majors did not know what to do with so many well-rested players.

The Grizzlies spotted the Renegades a five-goal advantage through two periods and then Glenwood dominated in the third period.

Dylan Cook got the Grizzlies on the board with a shorthanded goal, assisted by defensemen Guy Sappington and Grant Wood.

Midget major team captain Dan Abshire provided the second, and final, Grizzly goal on an assist from assistant captain Peter Freyschlag.

Glenwood ended the game with a 36-20 shots-on-goal advantage, but Renegade goaltender John Birkland only let two slip by him.

The Grizzly midget major A team hosts valley rival Aspen on Saturday. The puck drops at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink at 7:45 p.m.

Glenwood Springs High School is selling hats and T-shirts commemorating the Demons’ Class 3A football title. Hats are $20 and T-shirts are $15, and both are on sale at the school’s financial office.

Carbondale Recreation is offering an adult, four-person coed winter volleyball league. League play will be on Monday nights from Jan. 5 until April 13 at the Carbondale Community Recreation Center. Match times are 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., and the cost per team is $200.

A captains/players meeting is scheduled for Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the rec center before open gym volleyball begins.

Information: Chris, 704-4115.

Basalt Recreation is now accepting registrations for the 2008 instructional basketball league that begins Dec. 15 with preseason practices.

The registration fee is $65 for both the third- and fourth-grade division and the fifth- and sixth-grade division. Practices are held two nights a week, and weekly games are Sunday evenings. Register by Dec. 10. Volunteer coaching opportunities are also available.

Information: Basalt Recreation Department, 927-8214.

Accelerate Human Performance is offering dryland youth snow sport training with Kim Lundin. All ski or snowboard competitors from the Roaring Fork Valley are welcome.

Intense conditioning, plyometrics and whole-body-vibration training is included. Class meets on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. at Accelerate HPC (1512 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs).

Call Kim at 948-1725 for information or to sign up.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is hosting its annual hoop shoot Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. The hoop shoot is a free-throw contest open to kids ages 8-13 years old, and is free.

All participants will receive an Elks basketball and certificate of participation. Winners will receive trophies and go on to the district finals in Leadville on Jan. 31.

A copy of each participant’s birth certificate is need to verify age. For more information, contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3822.

The Crystal River Valley near Marble and Redstone is home to more than a dozen ice flows of all difficulties ” including Marble Falls, the Redstone Pillar and Avocado Gully.

Hays Creek Falls, near Redstone, offers short and easy roadside ice climbing and is a favorite early-season practice area for locals.


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