Summit PeeWee B hockey team takes CDYHL championship
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Youth Hockey PeeWee Bs swept the Continental Divide Youth Hockey League playoffs by beating the Colorado Blast, 4-2, Foothills 1, 5-1, and Foothills 2, 4-1.
Friday night, Summit took on The Blast at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton.
Summit scored first in the second period, when Shamus O’Neill dropped a pass back to the point and Peter Secor took the big slap shot into the top corner. Also in the second, Brad Zimmerman found the net on a pass from Alex Weston.
At the end of three periods, it was tied 2-2. In the 10-minute sudden death overtime, neither team scored.
Then it went to a shootout. Each team selected five players to take turns taking penalty shots. Goalie Andrew Dunlap stonewalled The Blast in the shootout, allowing nothing between the pipes. Connor Cook and O’Neill scored for Summit. Dunlap also made 21 saves in the game.
Saturday, Summit faced off against Foothills 1. Cook opened the scoring in the first period on a pass from Jon Gutierrez. Travis Abrahamson added another on a pass from Zimmerman.
In the second, O’Neill found the net on a pass from Weston. Abrahamson, unassisted, scored Summit’s fourth goal.
In the third period, Brandon Smith got the final goal, with Cook assisting.
Sunday, Summit took on Foothills 2. Twenty seconds into the game, Abrahamson took a shot on goal, the rebound went into the air and landed in the goal crease where Zimmerman was waiting to tuck it in the net. Zimmerman and Michael Daniels assisted Abrahamson for Summit’s second goal.
In the second period, O’Neill made the pass to Smith ,who hit the net for Summit’s third goal.
In the third period, Zach Dobson found Sonny Magrino, who put it between the pipes for Summit’s final goal.
Also contributing to the wins for Summit was Kole Morrell and Kyle Johnson.
Coaching Summit to its fantastic season were Mike Ahlman, Dave Perisho, Ryan Roberts and Don Dobson.
On March 21, Summit plays the champion of the Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League for the Federation Cup.
Summit Cable sponsors the team.
Squirt Cs finish season with 8-6 win
BRECKENRIDGE – The Summit Youth Hockey Squirt Cs finished their regular season on Sunday with an exciting 8-6 win in a scrimmage with Kremmling.
Summit played a solid game, and the scoring was done exclusively by Johnny Kyte and Kyle Metzger with four goals each.
Forwards Robby Courtney, Daniel Cook, Austin Hackett-Klaube, Nick Resignolo and Mitchell Stashick kept Kremmling’s goalie busy with 23 shots on goal.
Summit defensemen Ian Cook, Ben Daniels, Curtis Dankof and Nolan Rookey played a solid game as well. Goalie Jason Looby saved a total of 15 shots on goal.
Coaches Tom Daniels, Mike Rookey and John Kyte are pleased with the improvement the 8- to 10-year-old hockey players have shown.
The team looks forward to a tournament in Pueblo this weekend.
Squirt Bs sweep Aspen
ASPEN – The Summit Youth Hockey Lightning Squirt Bs traveled to Aspen for their final two regular-season wins.
Summit won the first game, 7-0, and the second game, 6-0. Goalie Ricky McAllaster is credited with both shutouts.
Dak Dice was the leading scorer in Aspen with three goals and two assists.
Other goals and assists came from George Gruber (two goals), Dylan Horan (two goals), Mac Pitts (two goals), Dylan Junkermeier (goal, two assists), Mark Nowakiwsky (goal, assist). Billy Grosshuesch (goal) and Ian McCluskie (goal) also scored for the Squirt Bs.
Summit’s next challenge is the league playoffs in Windsor.
The Squirts enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed.
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