WYOMING – The Glaciers’ 18U high school and 19U girls’ divisions traveled across the state for an action-packed weekend.
The 18U league went 1-1 against Jackson’s varsity squad on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, at the Snow King Ice Arena. The 19U team hit the road for Gillette, falling in both matches to the Grizzlies on Friday and Saturday. The girls’ league pulled out a win against Miles City, Mont., on Saturday night followed by a loss on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Gillette took the lead in the first period on Friday, scoring two goals while holding Pinedale to zero. Both teams scored a point in the second period. Cora Murphy shot the puck in for Pinedale, assisted by Molly Murphy. Gillette edged ahead in the third period with two more points.
Lilliah Tambourine played goalie and caught 20 saves against Gillette. The final score stood at 5-1 in Gillette’s favor.
During Saturday’s rematch, Gillette and Pinedale fought a close battle that Gillette won by a point, 3-2. The first period ended in a stalemate. Gillette scored first, answered by an unassisted goal from Molly Murphy.
Gillette pulled ahead in the second period with a single goal. Both teams scored once in the third period. Cora Murphy made the point for Pinedale assisted by Molly Murphy. Tambourine served as goalie and played 23 saves.
Back on the ice against Miles City that evening, the girls took the win, 2-1. Miles City scored the only goal in the first period. The Glaciers replied in the second period with an unassisted goal shot in by Molly Murphy. Sealing the deal for Pinedale, Molly Murphy shot in her second unassisted goal in the third period. Tambourine caught 19 saves.
On Sunday morning, Miles City turned the tables to score a 6-1 win. The first period opened scoreless. Miles City outscored Pinedale, 3-1, in the second period. Molly Murphy tossed the puck into the net unassisted. Miles City scored three more goals in the third period. Tambourine made 31 saves as goalie.
Jackson defended its home turf on Friday night, defeating the Glaciers, 4-2. Dominating the first period, Jackson shot in two points while Pinedale remained scoreless.
Jackson outscored Pinedale, 2-1, in the second period. Jayden Currah put Pinedale on the scoreboard with an unassisted short-handed goal.
Pinedale shot in the single goal during the third period. Devin Mohler connected the puck to the net off a play by Boyd Boylan. Kellen Schupp played goalie and tallied 43 saves.
Determined not to yield to Jackson, the Glaciers turned the tables on Saturday morning and took down their opponent, 5-3.
Both teams scored a goal in the first period, with Mohler shooting the puck in for Pinedale off an assist by Kolin Krizan and Micah Crum. Jackson upped the ante in the second period, tossing in the lone goal.
The Glaciers replied with four points in the third period. Krizan scored first assisted by Duke Carson. Carson took his turn on the scoreboard off a play by Colby White and Mohler. Krizan shot in the next two goals unassisted. Schupp made 30 saves as goalie.