Mountaineers earn split |

Mountaineers earn split

Daily Staff Report

The Vail Midget hockey team played two games this past weekend, winning one and losing one.Friday night the Mountaineers dropped a heartbreaker against Glenwood Springs. Vail dominated the first two periods, gaining a 4-1 lead. A couple of unfortunate Vail penalties early in the third period changed the momentum, and Glenwood scored five unanswered goals to win the game, 6-4.On Sunday, the Midgets rebounded with a win against the Providence Predators in Windsor. The first period featured back and forth action, including Vail killing a 5-3 Predator’s advantage for almost 1:30.After Vail killed the penalty, Mitch Gray fired a shot from the blue line, moved in on the rebound and scored the first goal of the game. Two minutes later, however, the Predators came back with a goal. The game remained tied for the remainder of the second period. In the third, Vail’s Geoffrey Funk scored a shorthanded goal, which was assisted by Nick Keogh. The goal held as the game winner, even with Providence pulling its goalie while on the power play for the final minute of the game.”Our goalie, Brad Beaudin kept us in the game with some fantastic saves and our defense, lead by captains Mitch Gray and Charlie Tedstrom, played a stellar game in front of Brad,” said coach Brian Houlihan. “This along with Geoff Funk’s tenacity provided us with a win.” Catch the Mountaineer’s next game this Friday at Dobson when they face off against Steamboat at 7:45 p.m.Vail, Colorado

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