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Photo by Joe KracumGrizzly defenseman Jake Bair slows the rush of a Vail Eagle player during the Grizzlies' 5-3 Wednesday win.
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” In front of a capacity crowd at Glenwood Ice Rink, the Glenwood Grizzlies midget major A hockey team stormed to a 5-3 win over the Vail Eagle hockey club on Wednesday.

The teams were well matched, and it appeared it was going to be a scoreless first period until Ryan Young scored his first goal of the evening with 35 seconds remaining.

At the opening of the second period, Vail Eagle responded quickly by tying the score just 16 seconds in.



There were an abundance of power-play opportunities in that second period, with each team sending players to the penalty box.

The Grizzlies were quick to capitalize on their power-play chance, with Tanner Wood knocking teammate Jake Bair’s rebound out of the air and into the net to put the home team up 2-1.



Vail Eagle responded when Daniel Westerberg scored his second goal of the night as the teams entered the third tied.

It was all Young, Wood and Westerberg again in the third period. Young rushed back to the ice after serving a two-minute penalty and took advantage of an on-target pass from Jake McPherson and made amends for his penalty with a wrist shot that rifled past the Vail Eagle goaltender.

Westerberg followed with his third goal of the game to force another tie.

The Grizzlies’ midget major line of Wood, Dylan Cook and Tony Bosco answered the score with Wood’s second goal. Cook and Bosco assisted.

Wood’s goal proved to be the winner as Vail Eagle couldn’t get anything past goaltender Michael Brunk.

The Grizzlies provided a little cushion anyway, with Young scoring his third goal on a rather acrobatic shot, as he was falling to the ice. That completed his first hat trick of the season.

Glenwood’s midget major A and bantam A teams will head to Colorado Springs this weekend for the annual Colorado Cup. The midget majors will face teams from Colorado, Texas and New Mexico and will also attend the Air Force hockey game on Saturday evening and receive a tour of Cadet Ice Arena.

For more information on Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey, visit http://www.grizzlyhockey.org.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Glenwood Springs High School cheerleading team is holding a mini clinic for all school-aged girls from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The cost of the clinic, which will be held at GSHS, is $25. Clinic participants will perform at halftime of Friday’s GSHS boys basketball home game against Battle Mountain.

Information: Lynn Goluba, 379-1848.

RIFLE, Colorado ” A new session of United States Bowling Congress youth bowling league has begun at Rifle Fireside Lanes. First-graders through high school seniors are welcome, and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There are certified coaches to help new bowlers learn the game, as well as opportunities to compete against other youth in tournaments and win scholarships.

The league bowls at noon each Saturday. Parents can contact Jack Bowles at 625-2231 for details.

RIFLE, Colorado ” Rifle High School is seeking both a girls and boys golf coach.

If interested, contact Michael Green at 665-7739.


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