Glenwood hockey rolls Battle Mountain 3-0
Rebounding from a 4-3 stinger loss at Aspen last week, the Glenwood Springs boys hockey team righted its course Tuesday night at home with a 3-0 conference win over Battle Mountain.
“We didn’t play that well defensively [at Aspen] but it was still a fairly solid effort,” coach Tim Cota said. “When you don’t play a complete game against a strong opponent like Aspen, the result usually doesn’t go your way.”
The Demons (5-2 overall, 1-2 league) made some defensive adjustments against Battle Mountain (3-5-1, 2-1) that produced better results, he said.
“This was a game of role playing, and the entire team responded properly to their roles,” Cota said.
Goalie Hunter Hadsock kept the visiting Huskies out of the net, recording 39 saves on the night.
“Battle Mountain tested our tendie quite a few times in each period,” Cota said, adding the team stepped up to limit second, third and fourth chances, which wasn’t the case at Aspen.
“We cleared the net, cleared the rebounds and did it within the rules of the game,” he said. “That was nice to see … the composure, the effort, the discipline.”
After just over 20 minutes of scoreless play, Glenwood got its first goal 3:06 into the second period, when Colter Strautman found the net off the assist from Owen Mangeot.
Jeason Brown then scored on a power play 8:25 into the third period, assisted by Sean Mooney, and Strautman added his second goal of the night 4 minutes later, Mooney again with the assist.
What would have been the Demons’ second goal in the third got called off due to the goal post being off its moorings, but Glenwood made good 20 seconds later when Brown connected.
“That type of maturity is what we hope to see from our squad of veterans,” Cota said.
Next up for the Demons is a trip to Steamboat Springs on Saturday. Game time is 6 p.m.
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