Friday, January 25

suns 2, stingers 1

Sun Valley Suns            1.................... 0................ 1.................... 2

Bozeman Stingers        1.................... 0................ 0.................... 1

 

FIRST PERIOD—(1) SV, Ryan Enrico 3 (Derek Grimes, Eli Conrad), 6:37. (2) Bozeman, Pete McLane (Bailey Collins), 7:21.

SECOND PERIOD—No scoring.

THIRD PERIOD—(3) SV, Spencer Brendel 3 (Charlie Evans), 16:09, game-winning goal.

SHOTS ON GOAL—Sun Valley 10-16-15 for 41; Bozeman 19-11-13 for 43.

GOALIES—Sun Valley, Bobby Bowden (42 saves, 6-1 record); Bozeman, Brock Vosburgh (39 saves).

NOTES—Suns forward lines were Spencer Brendel-Justin Taylor-Nick Curry, Rasmus Andersson-Chad O’Brien-Dylan Shamburger, Ryan Enrico-Max Tardy-Derek Grimes, Eli Conrad-Max Tardy-Niels McMahon. Rotating on defense were Stephen Inman, Mike Curry, DJ Robinson, Charlie Evans and Trevor Thomas……The Suns played with 11 forwards and 5 defenders…..Max Tardy suffered a charley horse injury and gutted it out in tonight’s game, but was sidelined for Saturday. Suns coach John Burke estimated that Tardy would miss some playing time in the weeks ahead……One big reason that Bozeman has kept its games tight this season, although the Stingers have lost most of them, is its outstanding goalie Brock Vosburgh, 26, from Colorado Springs, Co. and the Rampart High School Rams. Vosburgh played for the Twin City Steel in 2011-12……

 

Saturday, JANUARY 26

suns 6, stingers 5

Sun Valley Suns            1.................... 1................ 4.................... 6

Bozeman Stingers        2.................... 2................ 1.................... 5

 

FIRST PERIOD—(1) Bozeman, Mike Tiberi (Eli Gillian), 1:49. (2) SV, Ryan Enrico 4 (Derek Grimes), 4:29. (3) Bozeman, Johnny Bonta (Logan Henne), 5:59.

SECOND PERIOD—(4) Bozeman, Bonta (unassisted), 10:25, power play goal. (5) SV, Dylan Shamburger 6 (Niels McMahon), 12:25. (6) Bozeman, Dan Mascoveta (Theo Campe), 19:22, power play goal.

THIRD PERIOD—(7) SV, Spencer Brendel 4 (DJ Robinson, Justin Taylor), 2:26, power play goal. (8) SV, Taylor 2 (Robinson, Brendel), 11:28. (9) SV, Taylor 3 (Brendel), 13:31. (10) Bozeman, John Gleason (unassisted), 18:24, power play goal. (11) SV, Enrico 5 (Shamburger), 19:32, game-winning goal.

SHOTS ON GOAL—Sun Valley 17-12-11 for 40; Bozeman 12-9-10 for 31.

GOALIES—Sun Valley, Matt Cooper (26 saves, 5-2 record); Bozeman, Brock Vosburgh (34 saves).

NOTES—Friday’s 2-1 Suns victory was a rarity, because the 28-game Suns-Bozeman hockey series, in its eighth season, is one of the highest scoring of all Suns rivalries. The Suns now boast a 24-4 advantage and have outscored the Stingers 167-99. But there have been 10 1-goal outcomes including this weekend, with the Suns going 9-1 in those close games. The only 1-goal Suns loss took place on Campion ice in 2015, by a 5-4 score in overtime.……With defenseman Stephen Inman returning home for work today, and Max Tardy sidelined, coach John Burke was limited to 9 forwards and 6 defensemen. He dropped Rasmus “Rusty” Andersson back to defense for Rusty’s first-time ever on the blueline, although Burke commented that Andersson’s defensive skills as a forward made him a natural choice……So, Suns forward lines tonight were Derek Grimes-Niels McMahon-Ryan Enrico, Spencer Brendel-Justin Taylor-Nick Curry, Eli Conrad-Chad O’Brien-Dylan Shamburger. On defense besides Andersson were DJ Robinson, Mike Curry, Trevor Thomas, Charlie Evans and newcomer Randy Cure……Top weekend scorers were Spencer Brendel with 4 points, Ryan Enrico and Justin Taylor with 3 points….The Suns were 1-for-10 on the weekend power play, and the Stingers 3-for-13……..Weekend penalty minutes were 62 for the Suns (40 tonight) and 62 for the Stingers (46 tonight)……The Suns have yielded only 13 power play goals in 14 games, and the Stingers boast 6 of those power-play goals……Bozeman starters were Tom Hilbrich and Brennan Billis on defense, along with forwards Jason Smith from Harvard, Logan Henne from Fairbanks and Johnny Bonta……Since their 6-5 (OT shootout) and 4-2 losses to the Suns at Campion Ice House over the New Year’s weekend, the Jackson Hole Moose (16-4) have won eight consecutive games by a combined 58-24 margin, all on home ice. Season scoring leaders are A.J. Sanders (14 goals, 32 assists for 46 points) and Drew Akins (18-19 for 37). The Moose completed a 12-3, 6-4 sweep of the Denver Leafs Jan. 25-26 at Snow King Center. Jackson Hole entertains the Stowe Slugs and Aspen Leafs Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9 at Snow King Center, then goes to Bozeman for a Black Diamond Hockey League series Feb. 15-16….….

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