WYOMING – The Pinedale Glaciers are back in action, kicking off the winter sports season.
The 19U girls’ team squared off against Gillette on Nov. 5-6 and hosted Laramie on Nov. 6-7. Hitting the road, the 18U high school squad played Rock Springs on Nov. 12 and 13, followed by away matches against Laramie on Nov. 13 and 14.
The 19U girls’ team fought Gillette to a 3-3 stalemate on Friday, Nov. 5. Gillette outscored the Glaciers in the first period, 2-1. Seren Noble scored the goal for Pinedale, assisted by Madeline Pentz.
Pinedale shot in one goal in the second period, while a tenacious Glacier defense prevented Gillette from scoring. Cassandra Miller fired the puck into the net for Pinedale with an assist by Moriah Miller.
The third period ended in a 1-1 tie, with Anabella Fausett making the shot for Pinedale, assisted by Ellie Jensen.
Zoey Bonney played goalie and made 26 saves during the first game.
The following morning, Pinedale fell to Gillette, 4-1. Fausett put the team on the scoreboard with a goal in the second period off a play by Cassandra Miller.
Bonney again served as goalie, tallying 41 saves.
On Saturday evening, the Glaciers beat Laramie, 3-2. The first period ended scoreless for both sides. Laramie edged ahead in the second quarter, scoring a pair of goals while holding Pinedale to a single point. Fausett shot in Pinedale’s lone goal, assisted by Jensen.
The Glaciers struck back in the third period, outscoring Laramie, 2-0. Noble fired the first goal into the net off a play by Cassandra Miller. Pentz scored next, assisted by Fausett.
Bonney protected the net with six saves.
The Glaciers beat Laramie, 3-0, on Sunday, Nov. 7. Following another scoreless first period, the Glacier offense found its footing in the second period, outscoring Laramie, 2-0. Noble and Pentz scored the goals, both assisted by Fausett.
Fausett slammed in a goal in the third period, assisted by Cora Murphy. The Glacier defense kept Laramie from putting any points on the scoreboard before the final buzzer sounded.
Bonney totaled 13 saves as goalie.
Rock Springs opened the 18U high school boys’ season with a 12-9 win against the Glaciers on Friday, Nov. 12.
The first period ended with Rock Springs ahead, 5-0.
The Glaciers answered in the second period, scoring seven goals and tying the match. Yates Garcilaso Huffman shot in the first three goals, unassisted on the first goal and assisted by Duke Carson and Peyton Bauman on the second and third goals respectively.
Waylon Williams swept in to score the next two points off plays by Garcilaso Huffman and Carson.
Carson took his turn to score, assisted by Garcilaso Huffman. Williams shot in a goal unassisted.
Rock Springs broke the stalemate in the third period, firing in five points while holding Pinedale to two points. Garcilaso Huffman and Carson shot the puck into the net for Pinedale, both unassisted.
Gabe Person played goalie, though the number of saves were not recorded for the match.
Pinedale and Rock Springs played a tighter game on Saturday, Nov. 13, ending in a 5-4 victory for Rock Springs.
The Rock Springs offense shot in a single point in the first period while Pinedale remained scoreless.
Pulling ahead in the second period, the Glaciers scored three points and held Rock Springs to a single point. Carson scored the first two goals, assisted in both by Garcilaso Huffman. Garcilaso Huffman shot in the third point unassisted.
Rock Springs outscored Pinedale in the third period, 3-1. Garcilaso Huffman kept the Glaciers on the scoreboard with a goal off a play by Person and Williams.
Korvyn Powell served as goalie and tallied 34 saves.
Laramie proved a tenacious opponent, defeating the Glaciers, 14-3, on Saturday, Nov. 13. Williams scored for Pinedale in the first period, assisted by Carson. Carson scored twice in the third period unassisted.
Person took his turn protecting the net with 51 saves.
Laramie hit the ground running on Sunday, Nov. 14, scoring a 14-0 victory against Pinedale.
Powell served as goalie and tallied 43 saves.