Lefty’s nips Yoga 5-4 in overtime
Lefty’s held off Yoga 5-4 in overtime Monday as the early-season leaders of the Sun Valley A Hockey League clashed at Sun Valley Skating Center.
Rasmus Andersson of Lefty’s ended the tight game 1:03 into the extra session, unassisted. Lefty’s (3-0) led 3-1 after one period before Yoga (2-1) rallied to force overtime.
Matt Conover, Shannon Flavin, Baba Street and Danny Ward also scored for Lefty’s, assisted by Andersson (2 assists), Bobby Sloper, Ryan Kolquist, Randy Flood and John Kearney Jr.
Yoga got goals from Peter Whitehead (2), Taylor Rothgeb and Danny Gariepy. Assisting were Ivars Muzis, Whitehead and Anna Schimelpfenig.
The other league game Monday also needed overtime, as Atkinsons’/Sawtooth Brewery (1-2) earned its first victory 3-2 over Sun Valley Auto Club/Grumpy’s (0-3).
Erik Wilander punched home the game-winning goal on an assist by Riley Sibbach. Charlie Evans and Sibbach also scored for the winners, assists to Schimelpfenig (2).
Mike Keenan and Pete Prekeges had the Auto Club/Grumpy’s goals, Harry Weekes picking up an assist.
Josey takes silver in Dew Tour superpipe
U.S. Olympian Chase Josey, 23, of Hailey earned a silver medal in the Dew Tour men’s modified superpipe competition staged Saturday, Dec. 15 at Breckenridge, Co.
Josey was joined on the podium by rising star Toby Miller, 18, of Mammoth Mountain, Ca., who took bronze, Team USA writer Karen Price reported in a press release.
Modified superpipe is new to the Dew Tour this season. It features slopestyle jumps at the beginning and the end of the halfpipe. This provides a new challenge for the riders, who have to think differently about how they put together their runs and transfer in and out of the pipe, Price wrote.
Josey, 23, sixth in the snowboard halfpipe competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, put together a solid technical run on his second of three attempts, scoring an 88.33 for second place.
His tricks included a switch frontside 540 and switch double Michalchuk.
Josey’s finish came one week after he placed third behind winner Scotty James of Australia and second-place Miller in the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix men’s halfpipe finals at Copper Mountain, Co.
SVYH 14U/12U girls win consolation honors
Named the Team Most Valuable Player, Charlotte Davis-Jeffers scored six goals and led the Sun Valley Youth Hockey Girls’ 14U/12U squad to a 2-2 record and the consolation championship of last weekend’s Idaho Falls tournament.
Coached by Bill Sprong, Sun Valley beat Missoula 3-1 and then defeated Idaho Falls 4-1 for consolation honors, with Davis-Jeffers (2 goals), Amanda Dunn and Laura Daves scoring. Earlier, SVYH dropped 6-4 and 3-2 decisions to two tough Boise teams.SVYH weekend scoring: Davis-Jeffers 6 goals/1 assist; Laura Daves 2/1; Maeve O’Connell 2/1; Olivia Camilli 0/2; Caroline Seaward 1/0; Amanda Dunn 1/0; Makinzie Nelson 1/0; Gaby Bloomfield 0/1; and Avery Burrell 0/1.
Other SVYH skaters on the roster were Piper Whitehead, Lizzie Moreland, Ava Agnew, Devon McAvoy, Charlotte Andrews, Charlotte Stone, Grendel Sprong and Lucy Lamoureaux.