Grizzlies roll through strong weekend
Hitting the road for a weekend series against Telluride Saturday and Sunday, the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies Midget Major A team picked up two big wins just one day after defeating the Foothills Winter club, 2-0, Friday, at the Glenwood Ice Rink.
Over the weekend the Midget Major A team outscored its opponents, 10-4, to improve to 5-1-1 since the turn of the calendar to 2016.
In game one against Foothills Winter in Glenwood, Billet Porter scored two third-period goals to lead the Grizzlies to the win, while netminder Jake Fegan stopped 20 shots to cap off the shutout win.
Looking to build off of the shutout win over Foothills Winter, the Grizzlies traveled to Telluride, where they topped the host team by scores of 3-1 and 5-3.
In game one against Telluride, Porter found the back of the net in the first period to stake the Grizzlies to a 1-0 lead. Brody Bittner assisted on Porter’s goal.
However, just two minutes later Telluride found the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the first intermission.
From there, Erich Albrecht potted two goals — one in the second and one in the third — to lead Glenwood to the 3-1 win. Porter added an assist on Albrecht’s first goal, while Josh Cook stopped 16 of 17 shots in the win.
The Grizzlies followed up the game one win with a 5-3 win, Sunday.
Glenwood faced a 2-1 deficit after one period of play as Porter scored the first goal of the game off of an assist from Travis Leahy, but Telluride netted two quick goals to take the lead heading into the first intermission.
Porter then added two goals in the second period to cap off the hat trick, as Keenan Winger assisted on his first goal of the second period before Porter secured the hat trick with a short-handed goal late in the period.
Winger capped off the scoring in the second period with a goal just before the horn off of assists from Albrecht and Lucca Trapani.
Porter added a fourth goal in the third period to seal the win for the Grizzlies, as Bittner and Albrecht assisted on Porter’s tally.
In the three wins over the weekend, Porter tallied an astounding seven goals to pace the Grizzly offense, capping off an unbeaten weekend.
As the Major Midget A squad picked up three big wins, the Squirt B team added three wins of its own, defeating Aspen 3-0, 3-1 and 3-2, Saturday and Sunday.
Against Aspen in game one at the Glenwood Ice Rink, the Grizzlies received a first period goal from Kade Winger, a second period goal from Beck Weatherred and a third period goal from Avner Mangeot as they rolled to a 3-0 lead.
Netminder Hunter Oger faced just eight shots in the win, stopping all eight. Weatherred led the way with two points for the Grizzlies, adding an assist on Mangeot’s third-period goal.
Hitting the road to take on Aspen in game two, the Grizzlies received a first period goal from Brayden Dacuma, a second period goal from Mangeot and a third period goal from Jacob Barlow, leading to a 3-1 win.
Barlow added an assist on Dacuma’s first-period goal, while Marek Senn, Sam Rosenberg and Jase Joslin added assists in the win. Oger stopped five of six shots for Glenwood.
Capping off the sweep of Aspen, Mangeot, Weatherred and Senn potted goals to lead the Grizzlies to a 3-2 win.
Kale Tibbets and Weatherred added assists on Mangeot’s first-period goal, while Mangeot, Rosenberg and Ian Cole added assists in the win.
Oger stopped eight of 10 shots for the Grizzlies.
In Glenwood PeeWee A play, the Grizzlies picked up two wins against Steamboat Springs PeeWee A team.
Behind two goals from Nolan McPherson, and one goal each from Anthony Guy and Jaymin Kanzer, the Grizzlies rolled to a 4-1 win Saturday. Owen Mangeot, Matthew Roggie and Cody Roberts added assists for the Grizzlies, while Owen McConaughy stopped 19 of 20 shots to backstop Glenwood to the win.
Taking on Aspen in game two, the Grizzlies battled to a 3-3 as McPherson, Guy and Kobe Otteson netted third period goals to erase a 3-0 deficit for Glenwood. William Bingaman, Otteson and Guy added assists in the rally for the Grizzlies, while McConaughy stopped 12 of 15 shots in the tie.
Finishing off the weekend against Aspen at the Glenwood Rec Center, Guy recorded a hat trick in the Grizzlies 5-1 win, while Otteson added a goal of his own to help pace Glenwood offensively.
Capping off the weekend, the Glenwood Bantam B squad went 2-1 overall against Vail and Aspen, Saturday and Sunday.
Against Vail, the Grizzlies received goals from Cole Hawkinson, Jacob Fowler, Tomas Bensch, Traven Hammond, Hunter Lohse and Kai Kanzer in the 6-3 win.
Hunter Hadsock stopped 29 of 32 shots in the win, while Dylan Uren and Dylan Webster added two assists each.
Taking on Aspen in game one, Fowler scored two goals and Robbie Weir added one goal to lead the Grizzlies to a 3-2 win. Fowler added an assist on Weir’s goal along with Bailey Louthan.
Hadsock stopped 12 of 14 shots in the win.
Glenwood would cap off a strong weekend with a tough 3-1 loss to Aspen. Fowler scored the opening goal in the first period, but the Grizzlies just couldn’t muster enough offense to overcome Aspen’s defense.
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