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Glenwood Bantams tally season’s first victories

Powered by Dan Armbruster’s two goals and a solid defensive effort, the Glenwood Springs Bantam hockey team notched its first two victories of the season recently.

Armbruster had a goal in each of two victories over Eagle, as the Grizzlies won 5-1 and 2-0.

In the first game Glenwood jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead with a goal and assist from Tyler McCoy and two helpers from Wyatt Zetterholm in the opening stanza.



Eagle scored its only goal of the series against the Grizzlies and goalkeeper Keefe O’Conner in the second period, before Armbruster and teammate Gray Hussey notched a pair of goals in the third.

Glenwood outshot Eagle 20-9 in the contest.



In the second game, Chris Abshire opened the scoring late in the second period and Armbruster added his second of the weekend a minute later.

Hussey, one of the team’s captain’s, was singled out for his solid play on the blue line, which helped O’Conner to his first shutout of the season.

“Keefe showed a lot of poise in the net for his first ever series of games,” Glenwood coach Tim Cota said. “The team gave him the support he needed too maintain his shutout.”

The Grizzlies record improves to 2-3 on the season.

The Glenwood Bantam team plays Vail at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Saturday at 8 p.m. The Glenwood Midget team has games at the Community Center against Gunnison at 2:15 and 3:30 p.m., also on Saturday.


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