Grizzlies Bantam B go 2-0 against Steamboat Springs
The Glenwood Springs Grizzlies Bantam B team went 2-0 against Steamboat Springs this past weekend at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Ice Rink.
The two mountain squads met up Saturday afternoon at the Community Center Ice Rink. Glenwood prevailed, 5-1.
Mathew Thrun of Glenwood Springs led the scoring just 2 minutes, 22 seconds into the game with an unassisted goal. One minute later, he scored off an assist from Hyland Barabe of DeBeque. Brody Bittner of Grand Junction made it 3-0 in the first period, scoring off an assist from Erich Albrecht of Glenwood.
Albrecht reversed the trend, notching a goal in the third period, assisted by Bittner. Bittner put one more in, unassisted, to bring the final score to 5-1 Glenwood.
Grizzlies goaltender Lucca Trapani stopped 12 of 13 shots lobbed on Glenwood’s net. The Grizzlies outshot Steamboat, taking 24 shots.
The two teams faced off for a rematch early Sunday morning, with a similar result. Glenwood blanked Steamboat 6-0. Two goals were posted in the first period, by Travis Leahy, assisted by Gavin Olson, both of Glenwood Springs, and by Keenan Winger from Barabe. The Grizzlies continued their scoring streak in the third period, with Olson notching one from a pass by Jeffery Hicks. Barabe netted two goals in succession, assisted by Olson and Winger, and then by Leahy. Bittner again secured the final goal of the game, late in the third period assisted by Christopher Braklow, of Glenwood Springs, to make it 6-0.
Trapani earned his first shutout of the season, stopping all 17 Steamboat shots compared to 26 for Glenwood. The Grizzzlies (2-2) host Craig at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 4.
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