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Summit High School: Hockey wins; wrestlers finish second

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One night after a grueling loss to top-ranked Regis Jesuit, the Summit High hockey team rebounded with an overpowering 5-1 win against Heritage High School at the Edge Ice Arena, Saturday.

“They really came back and responded well after that loss,” SHS head coach Chris Ruhly said of his team. ” … It’s nice to see after the emotion and intensity of (Friday) night.”

Senior captain Alex Gutierrez scored one goal and added two assists to propel the Tigers to their 14th win of the season ” a new school record.

Summit started slow in the first period, but senior James Lowrey netted a goal to give his team a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.

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“Our legs weren’t really there in the first,” Ruhly said, ” … but they picked it up in the second.”

Then the O’Neill brothers snapped home a pair of goals, with senior Max grabbing the second goal of the game and junior Shamus giving Summit a 3-0 lead.

Gutierrez notched the Tigers’ third goal of the period and stretched the score to 4-0.

Heritage scored early in the third period before sophomore Dylan Junkenmeier scored his first career varsity goal to cap off the scoring.

The Tigers (14-3) play their regular-season finale Friday when they travel to play Peak to Peak at Superior Ice Arena at 7:45 p.m.

The Summit High wrestlers earned their top finish of the season, finishing in second place at the Bear Creak Novice Tournament, Saturday.

Though the field of the meet wasn’t exactly top-level varsity wrestlers, according to SHS head coach Jack Byrne, the Tigers still put on a top-level performance.

Sophomore Will McDonald took first place in the 119-pound weight class, while Gregorio Munoz (145), Robert Rauda (160) and Jon Ramirez (171) also won their respective weight classes.

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