Glenwood Springs’ hockey Demons took treatment of enterprise from going to Steamboat Springs Wednesday night and acquired some huge enable from Struggle Mountain in the tightening race for the Peak League crown.
The Demons prevailed 6-2 over the Sailors in entrance of the residence crowd at the Glenwood Springs Community Centre ice rink, and now management their very own destiny following the Huskies knocked off the league-primary Summit Tigers, 4-3 in an time beyond regulation game at Summit.
“It’s a massive meeting earn, and we experienced to be Battle Mountain enthusiasts as effectively,” Demons senior Sean Mooney claimed just after the Steamboat win. “It labored out in our favor tonight, and we gotta preserve rollin’.”
With Summit at 7-2 and Glenwood at 5-2-1 with the upper hand around Fight Mountain, the Demons would claim their 1st league title if they can earn out the conference plan in excess of the subsequent two weeks. Subsequent up on the journey is a rescheduled recreation with Summit at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Local community Heart, adopted by a Feb. 22 household stand in opposition to Aspen.
Towards Steamboat, Glenwood scored the very first 4 plans of the night (two from junior Max Mencimer, 1 from junior Robbie Wier and an additional from senior Ryan Kotz) prior to the Sailors eventually obtained on the board 9:22 into the second time period to make it 4-1.
The Demons had another two aims, just one from junior Nolan McPherson in the other from Mooney 7:22 into the third period of time to shut down any likelihood for a Sailors’ comeback.
Steamboat did consider edge of penalties for the host workforce to increase a target on a ability participate in with a lot less than 2 minutes remaining, but by then it was academic.
“We were disciplined tonight – constant and confident going forward,” Glenwood coach Tim Cota mentioned. “We necessary to target on protection tonight, just with playoffs in head. We did that, and it was a major enhancement about the previous activity as opposed to Steamboat.”
Senior goalie Hunter Hadsock had 17 saves on the night, as the Demons had 10 much more photographs on objective than the Sailors.
“The boys in front of me performed perfectly defensively tonight,” Hadsock stated. “I really feel our electric power engage in is commencing find a rhythm. We’re acquiring jointly at the appropriate time of the yr, and we want to retain relocating forward.”
Extra senior Colter Strautman, “We observed the back again of the net on some critical rushes. All people was contributing.”
Steamboat Springs falls to 2-11-1 in general and 1-7-1 in the Peak.