Power-play success fuels Midgets wins | PostIndependent.com

Power-play success fuels Midgets wins

Netting five power-play goals and shutting down all 15 of Craig’s power-play opportunities, the Glenwood Midgets won both of their games Friday, defeating the Bulldogs 4-0 and 6-1.

In game one, Colby Burling scored two goals and added an assist while Brian King stopped all 13 shots that were fired on him.

Burling duplicated his stats from the first game in game two and Matt Miller also scored two goals and assisted another. Kevin Young chipped in another goal and one assist while Ryan Gauthier assisted three.

King had another stellar performance defending the net, making 14 saves on 15 shots.

With the two victories, the Grizzlies extended their varsity-game winning streak to nine and now own an overall record of 12-7. Glenwood will hit the ice again on Saturday when it hosts Providence at 2 p.m. and Craig at 7:45 p.m.

Glenwood lost its first one, tied the second and won its third, skating better in each game in the junior varsity Powerade Cup Tuesday and Wednesday in Westminster.

“For the most part, the team that we put on the ice hadn’t played much together,” said head coach Tim Cota. “We got better every game.”

In the first game, the Grizzlies fell to the Tri-City Thundercats 5-3. Keefe O’Connor scored two goals, both of which where assisted by Burling. Nate Miller added an unassisted goal.

Glenwood then tied Arapahoe 3-3 in its second contest. Gauthier scored the tying goal with 21 second remaining in the game to prevent a Glenwood loss. Gauthier had a hand in all three of the Grizzlies’ goals, scoring two an assisting another.

In their final game of the tournament, Glenwood beat Hyland Hills in convincing fashion, winning 8-2.

Hunter Darien scored one goal in the first period and two more in the third, completing a hat trick. O’Connor netted two goals, Burling scored two goals and assisted another and Nate Miller finished the game with two assists.

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