Grizzlies’ green line cashes in
The Glenwood Grizzlies “green line” was money last weekend.The line, which consists of the trio of Shawn McKay, Trevor Kroeger and Jimmy Carter, combined for 11 goals and 21 assists in three midget Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League victories on Saturday and Sunday.The Grizzlies (8-1) downed Durango in two games – 10-2 and 10-1 – on Saturday and defeated Telluride 4-0 Sunday.”It’s the first weekend we’ve had Carter up on that line, and it really clicked for us,” Grizzlies head coach Tim Cota said. Carter finished the weekend with a goal and six assists. He had five assists in the 10-2 victory over Durango, a game in which McKay tallied four goals and three assists and Kroeger had a goal to go along with seven assists.The green line players weren’t the only ones to light the lamp against Durango. In the 10-1 victory, Anthony Ferrara and Kevin Young both had five-point showings. Ferrara posted three goals and two assists, while Young had a goal and four assists.Cota also credited the defense with creating many of the offensive opportunities.”The defense played well at the blue line, holding a lot of pucks in … and shutting (the other team) down before they could really establish anything,” Cota said.Telluride was a bit more competitive, according to Cota, but Glenwood still had little problem, outshooting Telluride 28-7. McKay tallied another hat trick and Young notched the other goal. Robert Benjamin and Brian King combined for the shutout.”We put on about 600 miles in two days, so it was nice to get some wins out of the deal,” Cota said. “There was a lot of driving, and it would have (seemed) a lot longer if we lost.”Glenwood travels to Craig for a pair of games Saturday night.
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