GALLERY: Craig Youth Hockey Association Midgets, Peewees, Squirts hit hard during weekend
January 24, 2018
It was a busy weekend at home for Craig Youth Hockey Association as the 18U, 12U and 10U teams all had home events at Moffat County Ice Arena.
While the 14 and under Bantam team Western Slope Sting — consisting of Craig and Grand Junction players — wrapped up its season at the beginning of the month in Gunnison to end the year 1-12-2, the 18U Midgets, 12U Peewees and 10U Squirts are going strong.
The best results came for the Squirts, as the Cougars were 3-1 for the weekend, including a sweep during road games against Vail with wins of 7-5 and 9-6. The Craig team stayed energetic the next day during home games with Aspen, beating the Leafs 9-6 before a 2-1 loss.
Grant Sis, Patrick Neton and Hayden Urroz each had a hat trick in Vail, with total goals of six each for Sis and Neton and four for Urroz. Jaryd Preston also scored three goals across as many games, while Tristin Smith, Eric Warrior, Boston Armstrong and Wyatt Schell each putting in one. In the crease, Urroz and Quinn Allen each had four saves and Schell nine.
Besides hosting Senior Night for players Tristan Farquharson and Brayden Tuttle, the Midget Moffat County Bulldogs hosted a doubleheader with Front Range team Hyland Hills, dropping both to the Jaguars, 7-2 and 3-2. Zach Soron scored twice for the Dogs, with one goal each for Wyatt Boatright and AJ Barber. Keeper Jack Doane made 48 saves.
The Peewees, still coping with a minimal roster, struggled in their 0-4 weekend, defeated 8-0 in both games against Vail’s blue squad, then 10-0 and 7-0 against the Mountaineers red team. In goal, Dylan Herndon had 78 saves across three games following Caden Bugay’s 27 in their first game.
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Peewees will finish the schedule this weekend in Gunnison, while Squirts play Steamboat Springs — once away, once at home, at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, respectively. The Midgets will host two games against Uintah of Vernal, Utah, at 11:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park.