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Aspen Hits the Jackpot in Vegas

By Staff, 10/29/17, 4:45PM MDT


Aspen/Glenwood Squirt Team Wins the Can/Am Las Vegas Challenge Cup

The Aspen Leafs teamed up with Glenwood Springs to field a 11-player tournament team for the Can/Am Challenge Cup in Las Vegas, and together they brought home the gold.  In a thrilling game against the Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights, Aspen's Jack Freitas scored the winning goal off a face-off with less than a minute left in regulation to claim the 5-4 Squirt B championship victory.  Glenwood goaltender Catcher Davis finished the game with 29 saves.

The Leafs completed the tournament with an undefeated 4-0-1 record.  It's one tie (3-3) came in game two (Friday) against their eventual Golden Knights title game foe.  In the final game, the team rattled off 25 shots, netting three in the second period.  In total on the weekend, the Aspen/Glenwood group outscored their opponents 33 - 17.   Freitas led the team in scoring with 15 points (12 goals, 3 assists).  Members of the team included: Jacob Roggie, Lucas Chartier, Catcher Davis, Lucas Stott, Jace Olson, Jacob Stockdill, Ryder Cohan, Jack Freitas, Lee Whiston, Carter Kuhlman, and Reagan Martens.