Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 14, 2015: Craig hockey teams struggle on the road
The Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Midget and Squirt teams each had away matches over the weekend against West Elk and Vail, respectively.
The Midget squad lost, 8-1, Saturday in Gunnison, then 6-2, Sunday in Crested Butte, against the Wolverines. The Bulldogs were behind for the entirety of their first game, with Garrett Ferguson scoring late in the third period off an assist by Riley Allen.
The team came out stronger the next day with Logan Roberts giving them an early lead with a power play goal, only to have West Elk pick up plenty of points answered only once by Allen.
The Squirts were ahead in their first of four games in Vail, with Chayton McDonald and James Neal — the latter assisted by Brant Gutierrez — giving them the lead in the first period, but Vail’s red team hit hard to make it a 5-2 loss for the Cougars. Hunter Snow nabbed the only goal of a 3-1 defeat in the second part of the Saturday double-header.
The team went completely scoreless Sunday against the Vail black team, losing 3-0 and 5-0.
The Squirts will next play at home, hosting Aspen Feb. 1, while the Midgets will host their first home game this Sunday against Steamboat Springs.
Indoor soccer games offered
A series of indoor soccer games are available at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40.
Games are from 7 to 9 p.m., boys on Mondays and Wednesdays and girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Participation is limited to students in grades eight through 12.
For more information, call 970-629-3672.
A separate event is offered for adults, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through March, also at the Boys & Girls Club.
The adult co-ed league is $1 per player per night.
For more information on the adult league, call 970-824-0116.
Youth bowling rolls on
The Craig Youth League is back in action at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., after a winter break. The weekly activity features games for all age groups.
Peewees range from ages 3 to 6, playing one game per week at 4 p.m. Sundays for $2.50 per participant. Bantams — 7 to 12 — and High Rollers — 13 to 18 — roll three games beginning at 4:45 p.m. Sundays for $7 apiece.
Each bowler must also pay an annual fee of $10 for United States Bowling Congress membership. Coaches are available for all ages and experience levels.
The league will run through April 26.
For more information, call 970-824-2695.
7:00 a.m. Near the intersection of First Street and U.S. Highway 40, police in Craig responded to a property damage crash call. Officers investigated an accident between two pickup trucks.