Youth Roundup: Summit Peewee B’s claim DNHL championship
Westminster – The Summit Hockey Peewee B team won the Denver North Hockey League (DNHL) championship last Sunday by defeating the Hyland Hill Jaguars 4-3. After a scoreless first period, Hyland Hills scored two second-period goals within the span of a minute. Summit’s Bobby Ruddle countered with a breakaway goal, assisted by Peter Grotemeyer, with 43 seconds remaining in the second period. Robbie Courtney provided the second-period equalizer by scoring his first goal of the season. Courtney and Nolan Rookey both scored unassisted goals for Summit during the third period. The Jaguars mustered one final tally late in the game following their coach’s decision to pull their goalie.Summit goalie Phillip Contos posted 11 saves. Evan Hobrock-Shroeder and Quaid Waldorf helped anchor Summit’s defense, while the team’s forwards totaled 21 shots on goal. Each of the Summit Peewee B’s will take possession of the DNHL championship trophy for a few days.Summit Squirt B’s done for the season
The Summit Squirt B’s season ended Sunday at the CDYHL playoffs in Windsor. Summit opened the weekend with a tough draw against 17-1 Providence. Despite a natural hat trick by Peter Grotemeyer and an additional tally by Levi Ascher, assisted by Riley Hillis, Summit fell to Providence 7-4.Summit’s second game was against Colorado Hockey Club. CHC won 4-3 following a grueling 10-minute overtime.Grotemeyer scored twice in the second period, with one assist from Horan. Weston, assisted by Hillis, scored Summit’s third goal before CHC launched a late-game surge. Sean Farley, Blake Horan, Ascher and Reiker Edstrom played solid defense in defeat. Hunter Marsh and Kyle Guth shared goalie responsibilities in both games. “The team skated their hearts out,” Summit manager Kathy Grotemeyer said. “The two games this weekend were two of their best games all season. They never gave up.” Team Summit devo season wraps up in grand fashionThe Team Summit development freestylers wrapped up their season with 17 top-10 finishes at last weekend’s devo championships, held at Winter Park.
Boys slopestyle was the first event of the weekend. Ian Borgeson led Team Summit’s J4s with a seventh-place finish. Summit’s Kenny Savage and Michael Martinez took 14th and 15th, respectively. Bruce Perry Jr. took second in the J5 division, with teammate Cole Poyfair finishing sixth. In the J6 field, first-time slopestyle competitor Tom Kalina took fifth.Two girls represented Team Summit in slopestyle: Taylor Poyfair skied to a fourth-place finish for the J4 girls and Hannah Smith placed fifth among J5s.In the J4 boys aerial competition, Michael Martinez was sixth, Ian Borgeson was 10th and Kenny Savage was 19th. In the J5 field, Perry Jr. was sixth and Cole Poyfair was 10th. J6 Kalina was fifth. On the girls side, Taylor Poyfair won the J4 field with a giant spread eagle and Alisha Scheifley finished fourth. First-time Summit aerialist Hannah Smith took sixth place.Team Summit also had a strong showing in the moguls competition, which took place on Bradley’s Bash. Ian Borgeson tied Vail’s James Leonard for second place in the 51-athlete J4 field. Borgeson was followed by Summit’s Michael Martinez (fourth), Josh Jenkins (17th) and Kenny Savage (20th). Perry Jr. kept up his season-long podium streak with a second-place finish in the J5 competition. Cole Poyfair took 7th and Tristan McDonald took 23rd. Kalina finished off a successful weekend with a 10th place finish out of 16 J6 boys. For the J4 women, Ali Savage was second, Alisha Scheifley fourth and Sarah Johnson ninth. J5s Julia Jenkins and Hannah Smith finished in 17th and 19th places, respectively. “Overall, I am very impressed,” said Team Summit coach Katherine Lynch. “Many skiers achieved goals they set for the season. … Josh Jenkins completed his first 360 in competition and Taylor Poyfair overcame some fears in aerials.”
Team Summit trio headed to U.S. nationalsSeventeen-year-old J1s Kirsten Cooper, Katie Hartman and Taggart Spenst have qualified to compete in the U.S. National Championships, to be held in Sugarloaf, Maine, March 22-29. Sean Ramsden will attend the race as a Rocky/Central coach.Team Summit has also qualified 14 athletes for the Rocky/Central Regional Championships. Athletes qualified for the event by posting strong results in the Rocky Mountain Trophy Series this season. On the J3 level, seven athletes represented Team Summit at the Rocky/Central JOs, March 5-11. They were Joelle Chevalier, Jamie Anderson, Jessa Bardin, Luc Chevalier, Ryan Messett, Brian Hartman and Mark Mangelsdorf. Chevalier placed third in the women’s GS and Bardin took fifth to highlight the results. And finally, Team Summit has qualified 12 athletes to compete in the Rocky/Central Junior Olympics at the age class level. Those races are being held at Winter Park this week.Team Summit’s 12 athletes attending include: Keegan Zorens, Connor McDonald, Kevin Krone, Kyle Knable, Miranda Sheely, Liz Strong, Anne Strong, Hannah VanWetter, Stephanie Walters, Nicole Anderson, Shelbee Woods and overall Council Cup winner Ian Parker. The overall boys and girls winners at the JO’s will qualify to compete in the Whistler Cup Children’s International Race later this spring.
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