Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey to be featured during Wednesday’s Colorado Avalanche game |

Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey to be featured during Wednesday’s Colorado Avalanche game

Glenwood Grizzlies goaltender Marek Senn protects the net during the President’s Day Weekend Tournament in Littleton, Colorado. Courtesy photo

They came. They skated. They conquered.

After winning the prestigious President’s Day Tournament in Littleton, Colorado Feb. 12-15, the Glenwood Springs 14U Bantam A team boasts an undefeated record of 15-0-1. The Grizzlies’ fine work has now prompted officials from the Colorado Avalanche to name them the “Toyota team of the game,” according to youth program director TK Kwiatkowski.

In addition to being named team of the game, the entire Grizzlies hockey youth program garnered the Avs’ “Association of the Week” honor.

The Grizzlies’ recognition will be announced during the second intermission of the Avs’ home game against the Minnesota Wild, Kwiatkowski said.

Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m.

“We are very proud of our 14U Bantam A team this season; not only did they win the prestigious Littleton President’s Day tournament, but they also hold an overall record of 15-0-1 for the season. We hope to see continued success this coming weekend as they continue league play, and set themselves up for the WCHL league playoffs and a run at another State Championship.”

“The boys started off the weekend with a two-goal deficit and battled back to get the win,” head coach Trey Fox said. “That effort really set the tone for the (President’s Day Tournament). They stayed disciplined, consistent and gave 100% effort.”

“They reaped the benefits of all their hard work this season thus far,” he added. “It was a proud moment for us as a team.”

Grizzlies coaching staff, including Fox, assistant coaches Troy Harcourt and Nick Senn, as well as team manager Lydia Senn.

Key stats/highlights:

• 14U A Grizzly Hockey goaltender, Marek Senn, with a save percentage of .913, a 6-0-1 overall record, and was named the tournament mvp.

• 14U A Grizzly Hockey player, Ian Cole, led the team scoring with 8 goals, Eli Power led the team with 10 overall points.

• The Grizzlies played very disciplined hockey, with only 20 penalties in 7 games against, opposed to 34 penalties recorded by their opponents.

• Grizzly Hockey 14U team outscored their opponents 28 to 9 (goals) and 61 to 18 (goals & assists) over the weekend.

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