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Pee Wee A’s win two more

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On Saturday, they defeated the Foothill Flyers at Dobson Arena in a convincing 3 – 0 victory. The team came out strong, shelling the Foothills goalie with 15 first-period shots. Barrett Chow broke the ice with a breakaway backhander to open the scoring for Vail.

In the second, Taylor Beairsto turned in a sweet goal by digging out a loose puck from behind the net and scoring on the wrap-around. Tieg Alward closed out Vail’s scoring with his own highlight-reel effort.

Alward batted a feed from Geoffrey Funk out of mid-air in front of the net that sealed the victory for the Mountaineers.Goalie Kalen Burnett was strong in net earning the shutout.

On Sunday, the team traveled to Steamboat Springs and brought home a 2-0

victory. Beairsto got a scrappy goal in front of the net to get Vail on the board in the first period. Chow and Reed O’Brien were credited with assists on the score.

Both teams played well in the second, and the game went into the third with Vail hanging on to a 1-0 lead. It was Alward who came through to clinch the victory, Alward stripped a Steamboat defenseman at center ice and made the best of his breakaway opportunity with a pretty, top-shelf score. Eric Young was in goal delivering the shutout.

Coach Jim Meehan was pleased with his team’s effort in both games and is looking forward to this weekend, when the team travels to Fort Collins to play in the Blades of Steel Tournament. The Pee Wee A’s are sponsored by Alpine Bank.

Bantam A’s reach .500

The Vail Bantam A’s improved their Divide League record to 5-5 with two wins last weekend.

Saturday, Vail defeated Southern Colorado by a score of 5-1. Derek Byron had a hat trick, while Coulter Somes and Casey Kleisinger each contributed one. Andreas Apostol, Jonathan Stevens and Blake Armstrong had assists.

Sunday, Vail defeated Steamboat 3-1. Byron had two goals while Stevens had one and Kleisinger had an assist. Foster Fox was solid in goal on both games and McKenzie Stevens, Somes, Apostol, and Jonathan Stevens provided solid defense. Support from Mick Seemann, Jason Funk, Sam Sterling and Molly Goodman rounded out improving team play.

The team, sponsored by George Shaeffer Construction and coached by Barry Biegler and Scott Hovey, and will resume league play following Martin Luther King weekend.

Pee Wee B’s blank Foothills

The Vail Pee Wee B’s had their rematch last weekend with Foothills at Dobson Arena and revenge was sweet in a 5-0 win.

The two teams had skated to a 0-0 tie at Foothills Arena back in October, but this time it was a different story. After a scoreless first period, Ryan Barry got things started with a top-shelf goal, which was followed by second-period scores from Jordie Coffey, Elliot Ristow, and Jimbo Borchardt. In the third, Corey Seeman finished Foothills off with Vail’s fifth and final goal.

The defense of Zac Brust, Brian Ratkowski, Matt White, and Spencer Comerford held Foothills to only 8 shots on goal and helped goalie T.J. Mays notch the victory,. On the other end of the ice, Vail peppered Foothills goalie Garrett Skelton with 44 shots.

The Pee Wee B’s head to Fort Collins this weekend for tournament play over Martin Luther King weekend.