Grizzly Bantam A team continues undefeated season
The Glenwood Grizzlies Bantam A hockey team kept their undefeated season alive Saturday, defeating the Summit Bantam A hockey team three times at the Stephen C. West Arena.
In the first game of the weekend, Glenwood topped Summit, 8-0, behind two goals from Cooper Knott, two goals from Carter Cloutier and one goal each from Lara Trulove, Billy Johnson, Sean Mooney and Luke Grimaldi.
As a team, the Grizzlies scored five goals in the third period to put a cap on the big win.
Cloutier, Ryan Kotz and Kelton McPherson added two assists each. Mooney, Trulove, Johnson and Knott added one assist each. Rio Kauffman stopped 15 shots in the win.
Throughout the second game the Grizzlies dominated play against Summit, jumping out to a 6-0 lead after one period thanks to a hat trick by Mooney and goals from Kotz, Knott and Colter Strautman.
From there, the Grizzlies didn’t let up, adding four second-period goals to put the game out of reach. Tysen Trujillo, Max Mencimer, Johnson and Cloutier tallied the goals in the second period.
Kotz and McPherson finished with three assists in the blowout win. Grimaldi, Johnson and Cole Houston added two assists each in the win.
Kauffman stopped 19 of 20 shots to backstop the Grizzlies.
Although the Grizzlies didn’t reach the same goal output in the third and final game of the weekend, Kauffman against pitched a shutout, stopping 17 shots in the 5-0 win.
Grimaldi tallied two goals while Strautman, Knott and Cloutier added the other goals in the win. Cloutier, Knott and McPherson added assists offensively.
As the Bantam A team continued its undefeated season, the Bantam B team had a solid weekend as well, finishing 1-2-0 while playing a strong games against undefeated Telluride.
In game one against Telluride, the Grizzlies fell to the Lizard Heads, 4-1, Saturday at Glenwood Ice Rink.
Cole Hawkinson scored the opening goal just 24 seconds into the second period, but the Lizard Heads responded with four unanswered goals to win the game.
Dylan Webster picked up the lone goal on Hawkinson’s second period goal, while Hunter Hadsock stopped 28 of 32 shots in the loss.
In game two, Telluride shut out the Grizzlies, 5-0, as the Lizard Heads scored one in the first and two in the second and third period to cap off the shutout win.
Hadsock stood on his head for much of the game, finishing with 38 saves on 43 shots.
Looking to pick up a win to close out the weekend on a positive note, the Grizzlies the Durango Bantam B team, 5-4, behind a hat trick by Webster and one goal each from Hawkinson and Traven Hammond.
Hadsock stopped 17 of 21 shots in the win, while Connor Powell, Jacob Fowler, Robbie Weir and Kai Kanzer added assists, offensively.
In other Glenwood action, the Grizzlies’ Squirt B team finished 1-1-1, Saturday and Sunday, against the Summit Squirt B team. The Squirt B team fought through adversity over the weekend due to the snowstorm that hit Breckenridge, which affected ice conditions and visibility at the outdoor rink.
In game one, Sunday, the Grizzlies and Lightning battled to a 2-2 tie.
Marek Senn and Jett Weatherred tallied goals for the Grizzlies.
Following the game one tie, the Grizzlies dropped game two to the Lightning, 3-1, as Rohan Gerrald scored the lone goal for Glenwood in the second period. Jase Joslin and Weatherred recorded assists on Gerrald’s goal.
Hunter Oger stopped 11 of 14 shots in the loss.
Fortunately for Glenwood, the Grizzlies were able to bounce back in game three to pick up a 6-1 win behind goals from Kale Tibbetts, Sam Rosenberg, Avner Mangeot, Jacob Barlow, Weatherred and Senn found the back of the net.
Weatherred dished out two assists and Senn added one helper in the win.
Oger stopped 10 of 11 shots for the Grizzlies.
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