Huskies hockey doubles up Columbine, 6-3
LITTLETON — In a hurry-up-and-wait season, Battle Mountain hockey finally hurried successfully.
Between the holiday break and a snowout at Steamboat Springs last week, the Huskies were playing their second game in a month and coming off a disheartening 4-3 loss to Glenwood Springs on Jan. 12, Battle Mountain took its frustrations out on Columbine on Tuesday by a count of 6-3.
“We were a little bit angry,” Huskies coach Derek Byron said. “We were not happy with that result and having to wait a week and a half. Although we had a slow start, we dominated that game the whole time.”
The Huskies (4-2-2) fell behind the Rebels 2-0 in the first period before Harry Green from Joey Beveridge shorthanded put Battle Mountain on the board. Special teams, a sore spot during the loss to the Demons, were much improved against Columbine. The Huskies were 2-for-2 on the advantage and stopped both Rebels’ power plays with a shorty, to boot.
Parker Nash took over the middle stanza with a hat trick. Jensen Rawlings got the assist on the first goal; Beveridge the second and Nate Anderson and Dillon Flaagan teamed up on No. 3.
Not to be left out, Green scored twice during the final period for his hat trick. Beveridge finished the game with four assists.
“Hat tricks are always fun,” Byron said.
After two games in a month, the Huskies have a lot of hockey mashed into the rest of the regular season. It starts on Friday with a home game against Mountain Vista at 5 p.m.
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