Home ice

All Cougar hockey teams have games at Loudy-Simpson this weekend


Hockey lovers will have no problem getting their fixes of hockey this weekend in Craig.

All four Craig Cougar teams are playing at the Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena this weekend.

"A lot of the outdoor ice isn't quite ready yet," Craig Youth Hockey president Mike Boatright said.

"The indoor arenas like ours get the early-season games scheduled, because our (ice) is ready."

The Pee Wees (12 and younger) open up the day with an 8 a.m. game against Steamboat Springs.

The Squirts (10 and younger) will play afterward with a 9:15 game against Oak Creek.

Each team has a doubleheader with the Pee Wees playing again at 10:30 a.m. and the Squirts at 11:45 a.m.

The Squirts are 4-4-1 with all losses coming by one point.

"They're really starting to concept of team hockey down," assistant coach Steve Ivers said. "There are a lot less breakaway goals now, because they are able to pass well."

The Squirts are a veteran team, if that term can be used for 9-and 10-year-olds. They have nine second-year players.

"The guys are excited to be on home ice right before the break," Ivers said. "They are an exciting group to watch."

The Midgets (high school age) will play Glenwood Springs at 6:15 and 8 p.m.

On Sunday the Bantams (14 and younger) will play a nonleague doubleheader against Steamboat Springs.

Those games are scheduled to start late in the morning close to 10 a.m.

"This is the only weekend we have all four teams at home," Boatright said.

"There's a lot of hockey to be played."

David Pressgrove can be reached at 824-7031 or dpressgrove@craigdailypress.com.

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