Results from Breck Bucks vs. Pikes Peak Miners
with Wren Arbuthnot
BRECK BUCKS VS. PIKES PEAK MINERS — NOV. 21
The Breckenridge Bucks’ weekend got off to an inauspicious start on Friday as severe weather prevented the team from traveling 100 miles to Colorado Springs in time for their matchup against the Pikes Peak Miners (13-2). The game was canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time.
But the weekend wasn’t a total wash, at least for ice time. The Bucks (10-5) managed to get to Colorado Springs on Saturday after exceptional bus trouble delayed their departure yet again. Instead of touring Colorado College and meeting with Division I coaches — a major perk of the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League — the Bucks were forced to race directly to the rink on a backup bus, all the while being delayed almost six hours in traffic.
The travel-weary Bucks managed to stay with the Miners for the first period, exiting the period tied at two goals apiece. However, that was all the resistance the Bucks managed to give. Pikes Peak took advantage of sloppy play and proceeded to torch the Bucks for six more goals over the next period and a half, chasing starting goaltender Lincoln Riley from the net in the third period. Local Summit High School senior Wyatt Dickerson filled in as backup to weather the storm.
Following the game, head coach Jesse Davis expressed his frustration regarding the transportation situation, but he did not blame the bus service for the loss.
“I take my hat off to Miners coach Nick Harper,” Davis said. “He has a very good hockey club.”
The Bucks are in action at home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Nov. 27-28, against the Colorado Thunderbirds (3-13). Puck drop is at 7:50 p.m. on Friday night and Saturday night.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Breck Bucks vs. Pikes Peak Miners
Score 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bucks 2 0 0 2
Miners 2 3 3 8
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