Bulldog Beat for Nov. 20 | CraigDailyPress.com

Bulldog Beat for Nov. 20

John Vandelinder

Rosters have been finalized in Moffat County High School swimming, girls and boys basketball and wrestling.

The Moffat County Bulldog Hockey Club was in action during the weekend.

Let’s take a look.


Most teenagers appreciate Saturday mornings as a time to sleep in, relax and enjoy a school-free day. The problem with that wonderful scenario – it is wonderful, I love to sleep in – is they had an 8:45 a.m. start time in a contest against visiting Rock Springs on Saturday. The Bulldogs proved they aren’t a morning team.

Before they had wiped the sleep residue from the corners of their eyes, the Miners had out-shot Moffat County, 12-6, and had a 2-0 lead.

What I found to be impressive was the fact the Bulldogs did wake up.

They rose from their slumber to score four goals in a second period in which they had 21 shots on goal to Rock Springs’ three.

Twenty-one shots? Many NHL squads don’t get that many in a game, let alone a high school squad.

What I found to be not so impressive was they let a 5-3 lead slip.

Coming back from two down, to then take a two-goal lead, to then let it evaporate, is a disappointment. Rock Springs is one of the better teams in all of Wyoming.

The Bulldogs had them on the ropes. They were stunned, and Moffat County needed one knockout punch.

It never came.

Scott Smith looked stellar once again. Pencil in another hat trick for the senior and Bulldog captain. He now has seven goals in three games.

He told me his season-long ambition is to earn a point in each and every game he plays. He now has eight points.

That’s an average of nearly three points a game. If he keeps this up, I can see him totaling 50 – yes, I said 50 – goals by the end of the season.

With that many goals, and solid team play, can you say Frozen Four?

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