Glaciers battle Cheyenne and Sheridan
PINEDALE – Heading into the winter season homestretch, the Glaciers played an action-packed weekend before the home crowd in Pinedale.
The 19U girls’ team took on Sheridan. On Friday, Jan. 22, Pinedale trounced its opponent, 6-1. Sheridan turned the tables on Saturday, defeating the Glaciers, 6-1.
Late Saturday evening, the 18U high school team played its first match against Cheyenne, pulling out a 6-1 victory. The following day Cheyenne ramped up their intensity, but the Glaciers answered back to take their second win, 8-5.
The girls’ team opened Friday’s game outscoring Sheridan in the first period, 2-1. Molly Murphy shot in the puck twice, assisted in the first goal first by Reese Noble and unassisted in the second.
The Glaciers picked up the momentum in the second period, dropping in two points and holding Sheridan to nil. Murphy scored first off a play by Sydney Jensen. Cassandra Miller made the second goal, assisted by Noble.
The girls’ team repeated its performance in the third period, shooting in two goals while Sheridan remained scoreless. Ellie Jensen, assisted by Cassandra Miller, shot in the first goal. Cassandra Miller tossed the next point into the net off an assist from Ellie Jensen and Moriah Miller.
Lilliah Tambourine played goalie and tallied 19 saves.
Sheridan answered back on Saturday morning, outscoring Pinedale, 2-0, in the first period. The second period turned defensive as neither team managed to score. Sheridan pulled out all the stops in the third period, shooting in four points.
Murphy put Pinedale on the scoreboard with a short-handed, unassisted goal. Tambourine played 27 saves during the second match.
Pinedale and Cheyenne scrapped it out in the first period on Friday night. The Glaciers scored two points and Cheyenne managed a single goal. Colby White, unassisted, made the first shot into the net. Boyd Boylan followed up with an assist from Logan Marroquin.
Pinedale stepped up its game in the second period and dropped in two points while defense kept the Capitals scoreless. Marroquin shot in goal number one off an assist by Micah Crum. Crum scored next with an assist by Zain Roberts.
Pinedale repeated its performance in the third period, scoring 2-1. White made a short-handed play with Jayden Currah. Roberts rounded out the points with a goal assisted by Currah and Kolin Krizan.
Goalie Kellen Schupp pulled off 20 saves the few times Cheyenne invaded Glacier territory.
Saturday’s game began with Pinedale ahead in the first period, 2-1. Currah scored a power play assisted by White and Crum. White took his turn at the net off a play by Dodge Normington and Krizan.
Hitting the ice with a fury in the second period, Pinedale outscored Cheyenne, 4-2. Crum shot in a power play assisted by Currah. Cheyenne scored next, only to be answered by a three-point barrage.
Crum opened the run for Pinedale with two goals – the first assisted by Currah and Yates Garcilaso-Huffman and the second off a play by Currah. White, assisted by Krizan, shot in the fourth point. Cheyenne responded with another goal.
The Capitals tied the Glaciers in scoring, 2-2, during the third period. Malyki Uranker, assisted by Crum, kept the Glaciers on the scoreboard. White followed up with a shot into the empty net, assisted by Currah. Schupp caught 33 saves.