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Grizzlies keep rolling with wins over EV

GYPSUM ” The Glenwood Grizzlies midget team is playing its best hockey of the 2003-04 season said coach Tim Cota of the team’s doubleheader sweep over Eagle Valley on Saturday.

Center Ben Guska scored a natural hat trick, on his 23rd, 24th and 25th goals of the season to lead Glenwood to a 6-2 win in the first game, then assisted on two more scores, in the 4-2 nightcap.

The wins upped the Grizzlies’ overall record to 15-3-0.



Forward Andy Liberton scored the first goal in both games for Glenwood.

Adam Hansen, on an assist from his brother, Jesse, gave the Grizzlies a 2-0 advantage in game one.



Eagle Valley scored later in the period to cut the lead in half.

Guska scored three goals in a row in the second period for a natural hat trick for an insurmountable 5-1 lead.

Goalie Brian King stopped 12-of-14 shots in the contest for his ninth win of the season.

With Keefe O’Conner between the pipes for game two, Glenwood didn’t miss a beat.

The keeper made 14 saves, allowing one goal to Eagle Valley for a brief 1-all tie before Jesse Hansen scored the game-winner early in the second period.

Hansen added one more goal, his 10th of the year, in the third period and Jared Abshire netted an insurance goal in the 4-1 win.

The Grizzlies host Aspen in a 7 p.m. contest on Thursday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center before traveling to Gunnison to participate in the weekend-long, 33-team Gunnison Hockey Festival.


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