Huskies hockey rolls through the Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” Battle Mountain goalie Kalen Burnett was not a happy camper last weekend during his team’s game against Cheyenne Mountain.
The normally-mild-mannered senior stormed out of his net after allowing the third goal against the Indians in a rare display of emotion.
Sasquatch, as he is known to his teammates, is feeling much better after the Huskies blanked Air Academy, 4-0, Friday night and downed Pine Creek, 5-2, Saturday night for a successful swing through Colorado Springs.
The Huskies got on the board against Air Academy on a power-play goal from Mitch Lammert in the second period. Battle Mountain erupted for three in the third to ice the game with markers from captain Geoff Funk, Cody Kleisinger and Connor Tedstrom. Burnett stopped all 16 shots he saw for the win.
Battle Mountain had no problem with the Eagles Saturday, taking a 3-1 lead in the first period with goals from Chris Davis, Lammert and Jack Sunderland. Funk scored in the second and Lammert struck again in the final stanza. Kleisinger had a playmaker with three assists against Pine Creek.
The Huskies have won seven of their last eight and sit at 8-3 overall and 5-0 in the Peak Conference, heading into a monstrous week. Monday, Battle Mountain hosts Steamboat Springs in a grudge match at Dobson at 6 p.m. The Sailors blanked the Huskies, 4-0, in the season-opening Mountain Tournament in December.
Next weekend, Battle Mountain returns to the Springs for two huge games against Peak Conference rivals Lewis-Palmer and Palmer.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.