Huskies hockey scores with 20 seconds left to tie Glenwood Springs, 2-2

Carter Large was deflected by Glenwood Springs goaltender Hunter Oger in the second period Saturday at Dobson Ice Arena in Vail. The Huskies tied the Demons, 2-2. (Barry Eckhaus, Daily Special)

Carter Large came out on top with under 20 seconds left in the third period and the Huskies trailed Glenwood 2-1 on Saturday night at Dobson Ice Arena. Taking advantage of a late power play, Kyle Parliament gave Large a shot that cut its way through traffic and the net and secured a 2-2 tie against the Demons after a five-minute scoreless overtime.

“Our power play was great tonight,” coach Derek Byron said after the game as the Zambonis cleaned up the ice. “Our power play was definitely our shining light tonight, for sure.”

After two scoreless periods starting on Saturday night, the scoreboard started to light up in third.

Glenwood’s Max Mencimer opened the scoring four minutes into the third with an upper midfield shot on a face-off. Less than a minute later, a Demons penalty opened the door to Battle Mountain. During the Huskies’ power play, Jensen Rawlings had one of his many shots on goal in the evening, which Demons goaltender Hunter Oger blocked, but Dillon Flaagan erased the second chance to bring the score to 1- 1 with 11 minutes to play.

With four minutes remaining, Ross Barlow of Glenwood put Ian Holm wide open in front of the net for a Demons goal and a 2-1 lead. The Huskies took a time out at the end of the third period to build their power play, eventually securing Large’s equalizer.

“Offensively, Dylan played well,” said Byron. “I think Kyle played well, he won a lot of confrontations for us.”

Huskies goaltender Logan Gremmer was alert and active the entire game, making glove saves, using his pads to deflect and assisting his teammates from the net.

“He’s a junior goalie. We have high expectations of him and he delivered today, ”said Byron. “He made key saves at key moments, and the goals that were scored were tough saves – just like our goals, I thought their goalie played well too. “

Jaden Weiss looks to pass the puck as Kale Tibbetts of Glenwood Springs moves against him. (Barry Eckhaus, Daily Special)

Battle Mountain is looking to break the tie next weekend in another clash against Glenwood Springs before facing Steamboat.

“Just another fun hockey weekend,” said Byron.

Catherine J. Martinez