Grizzlies Midget Major squad wins three games |

Grizzlies Midget Major squad wins three games

Glenwood Grizzlies Midgit Major goalkeeper Jake Fegan, right, attempts to block a shot from a Gunnison Blades player Saturday night in Glenwood Springs. The Grizzlies beat the Blades in three games this past weekend.
Jeff Fegan / Courtesy Photo |

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Grizzlies Midget Major hockey team won all three games it played against the Gunnison Blades this past weekend, claiming two wins by convincing margins.

The Grizzlies started the weekend off against Gunnison on Dec. 14 in Eagle with a 6-1 win, with every goal coming from a different player, exposing the depth of this year’s Grizzly team and the outstanding goaltending of Schyler Stratton. Then on Saturday night at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink in front of a raucous home crowd, including many Glenwood Springs High School students, the Grizzlies took it to the Blades again and won a hard-fought 5-3 victory, with the goals being spread evenly throughout the team once again.

“Our goaltending duo of Stratton and [Jake] Fegan performed exceptionally well throughout the weekend,” Grizzlies coach Tim Cota said. “They were able to stonewall Gunnison’s 1-0 chances when our defense faltered.”

Assistant coach Greg Mundorf added: “Offensively speaking, our forwards controlled the play down low with great puck movement and by winning the physical battles.”

Sunday morning, the Grizzlies were tested early by playing their third game against the Blades in less than 24 hours. Glenwood found its groove quickly, though, and was able to win substantially, 8-1. Juniors Sam Carmer and Roger Gauthier each scored two goals.

Glenwood heads up to Craig this weekend for two games against the Moffat County Bulldogs.

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