Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 16, 2015: Craig Cougars hit hard in weekend hockey games | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 16, 2015: Craig Cougars hit hard in weekend hockey games

The Craig Youth Hockey AssociationCraig Youth Hockey Association Peewee and Squirt teams had a busy weekend at home. Peewee and Squirt teams had a busy weekend at home.

Craig Youth Hockey Association Peewee and Squirt teams had a busy weekend at home.

The 12U Peewees hosted Vail for a Saturday doubleheader, losing both games to the 12-0 Mountaineers, with 7-2 and 11-2 scores. The Cougars fought hard the next day against visiting Steamboat Springs — 1-6-2 — taking a 3-3 draw to make their record 3-5-1. Clay Durham led the weekend in scoring with three goals, Micah Crum had two and Daniel Running and Brant Gutierrez each put in one. Running and Kale Beckett each claimed two assists, Crum and Carter Behrman one.

Cougar goalie Evan Allen had 77 saves in the three games.

The 10U Squirts faced off with the Steamboat Skaters Saturday, falling 5-1, Grant Sis scoring the lone goal off an assist by Logan Durham. Keeper Caden Bugay had eight saves in the game, which left Craig Squirts 0-5 and Steamboat 3-2.

Both age groups will play again in Steamboat on Jan. 2 as the season commences following the holiday break.

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Elks Hoop Shoot available to local kids

The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest takes place on Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the contest is free and open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws.

Winners will be eligible for future competitions at the district, state, regional and national levels.

For more information, visit elks.org/hoopshootelks.org/hoopshoot or call Frank Sadvar at 970-620-0874. or call Frank Sadvar at 970-620-0874.

elks.org/hoopshoot or call Frank Sadvar at 970-620-0874.

Parks & Rec dodgeball registration deadline Wednesday

Craig Parks & RecreationCraig Parks & Recreation is organizing a coed dodgeball league. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players. is organizing a coed dodgeball league. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players.

Craig Parks & Recreation is organizing a coed dodgeball league. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players.

The cost is $20 per person, and games will take place Wednesday nights at Craig Middle SchoolCraig Middle School starting in January. starting in January.

Craig Middle School starting in January.

The deadline is today.

For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Shoot baskets at open gym

Craig Parks & Recreation is hosting open gym basketball and pickup games for ages 15 and older from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle SchoolCraig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave., running through February., 915 Yampa Ave., running through February.

Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave., running through February.

The cost is $2.50 per person at the door, with punch cards available.

For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Hockey league seeks players

Adult coed drop-in games are available at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 7:15 p.m. Sundays at the Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.

Rates are $10 per game or $240 for the season, and all ability levels are welcome.

The arena schedule and rates for skating, hockey, curling and other activities are available at https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcountyhttps://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty..

https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty.

For more information, call Wade Gerber at 970-629-2305.

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