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Grizzlies tie Aspen Leafs, 4-4

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

After falling to Aspen 5-2 last week, the Glenwood Grizzlies midget hockey team came back to tie the Leafs 4-4 on Sunday in Aspen.Jesse Cline scored the first goal for Glenwood, on an assist from Tyler McCoy in the first period. Trevor Kroeger scored another goal for the Grizzlies in the second period, and Cline picked up the assist.The Leafs scored three goals in the first two periods to take a 3-2 lead going into the final frame.Kroeger then returned the favor to Cline at the 14:44 mark in the third, setting up a Cline goal to tie the game at 3. A little more than a minute later, Kroeger fired in an unassisted shot to put Glenwood up 4-3.Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, Aspen’s Jimmy Ayers scored a goal two minutes later, during a power play, to even the score at 4. Neither team managed to get the puck in the net in the final 10 minutes. Glenwood goaltender Seth Carmitchel made 27 saves in the game.The teams will face off for the third time in one week tonight, as the Grizzlies will travel to Aspen for another game at 7 p.m.This weekend, Glenwood will host Vail on Friday, head to Craig for two games on Saturday and then wrap up the weekend with a home game against the Denver Country Club hockey team on Sunday.


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