Huskies roll past Mitchell |

Huskies roll past Mitchell

Jade Kersey’s bunch is a perfect 8-for-8 when it comes to this routine and, after Battle Mountain’s 8-1 thumping of Mitchell, the Huskies are also a perfect 8-for-8 on home ice.

Consider that a nice going away present for for seniors Steve Reid and Paul Agneberg on Senior Night.

“I’ve been proud of these guys all season,” Kersey said. “They’ve done a great job all year. I asked both of them to make adjustments to their game and they’ve done so without question. You love to have players like that on your team.”

For Reid, the moment was especially sweet because earlier this year, it seemed that he wouldn’t be on the ice Saturday night after a serious hip injury back in December.

“I wasn’t going to sit out,” Reid said. “I wanted to play. It’s my last year. I got lucky that it healed so quickly. You see how quickly these things can happen – and you’re done for the season. It makes you enjoy it a little more.”

And, if you ask Agneberg, the Huskies (14-1 overall and 9-0 in the Metro) wants to keep enjoying this winning feeling.

“I think if we can win our last game (in the regular season) and maybe get that No. 1 seed, that will give us some confidence going into the playoffs,” he said.

That would be a scary sight for the rest of Colorado if the Huskies are clicking the way they were against the Mauraders. Battle Mountain scored four times in the first period and never looked back with the scoring coming from up and down the roster.

Alex Biegler started things with the first of his two goals on a great feed from Austin Chow just five minutes into the game. P.J. Bevan followed with a blast from left point to make it 2-0.

Goal No. 3 was a signature job from Brad Myers. As he has done all year long, Myers was planted in the perfect position in front of the net for a rebound off a Chow shot and he slammed the puck home. With two assists in his pocket, Chow added a goal to his line for a 4-0 lead.

Mitchell scored early in second, but that didn’t stop the onslaught. Biegler lit the lamp followed by Denton, Simon and Chow once more. In al,l Battle Mountain outshot the Mauraders 49-6.

Ice Chips: Both teams observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Columbia space-shuttle disaster. … The Huskies were in a giving mood Saturday. A look at the scoresheet bears that out – two each from Chow, Biegler, Myers and Jason Chase and one from Howdy Tuthill, Denton, Reid, Greg Garman and Andrew Thompson. … Kersey’s three stars: No. 1 to Reid and Agneberg; No. 2 to Biegler and No. 3 to Myers. … Battle Mountain wraps the regular season with a road game Saturday at noon at Mitchell.

Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at

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