Demons Find Success on the Road


Jaymin Kanzer, Reporter

With only three games left in the regular season, and three wins away from getting into the playoffs, the Glenwood Springs Demons hockey team needs a win out if they want to play in March. The Demons drove almost nine hours this past weekend and won each of the three games that they played.

First, they drove to Denver to play the Colorado Academy Mustangs. The Demons demolished the Mustangs 7-0. In the shutout, players Nolan McPherson, Ryan Kotz, Kai Kanzer, Devlin Powell, and Robbie Weir each got a goal to their name, while Coal Ridge junior Sean Mooney lit the lamp twice. Mooney also had two assists in this game, which led him to receive the ‘Player of the Game’ award.

After spending the night in Colorado Springs, the Demons drove for about four hours on the bus to Steamboat Springs where they played their second game in 19 hours. It was a real battle, back and forth. The Sailors were up 2-1, going into the third period until Kotz scored twice in the third and sent it into overtime knotted at three apiece. The Coal Ridge junior scored once again to send the Demons home happy with a 4-3 win.

The Demons were able to spend one night in their own beds, before going back to Colorado Springs to play the Coronado Cougars. The Cougars goalie put up a fight saving 53 of the 56 shots on net. However, the Glenwood defense wouldn’t budge. The Demons managed to sneak a few pucks past the goaltender, and won the game 3-0. Senior captain Devlin Powell scored twice and Kotz found the back of the net once again in the victory.

The Demons play the Battle Mountain Huskies at home in Eagle this Saturday at 7 o’clock. Make sure to stop by and show your Demon spirit.