Squirt B hockey wins title at Vail tournament | SummitDaily.com

Squirt B hockey wins title at Vail tournament

VAIL- The Summit Squirt B hockey team pummeled all of its opponents to win last weekend’s Vail Sportsmanship Tournament. The Shotguns opened the tournament with two solid victories, beating Vail Squirt B 10-1 and Boulder 6-0, then took out undefeated Salt Lake 6-3.In the semifinals, Summit and Boulder rematched, and once again the Shotguns dominated. Nearly everyone on the team found the back of the net in the 8-1 victory that earned Summit a berth in the title game. In Sunday’s championship game, Summit again faced the Salt Lake Grizzlies. On the offensive prowess of Mac Pitts and Reed Gregory, the Shotguns were able to take an early 3-0 lead. Despite being outshot 39-9 heading into the first two periods, The Grizzlies opened the third with two quick goals.Summit recouped after a quick time out, however, and took a 4-2 lead on an empty net goal that sealed the title for the Shotguns. PeeWee A finishes secondThe Squirt B team wasn’t the only team to play in a championship game last weekend. The PeeWee A team finished second in its division after advancing to the title game and losing to the Colorado Springs Tigers 4-2. The championship loss was disappointing for Summit, as the team had already beaten the Tigers 3-0 during the tournament’s opening rounds. Justin Gregory and Shamus O’Neill had Summit’s two goals during the title game.

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