Aspen High hockey falls to Air Academy
December 13, 2014
Special teams ruled the ice Saturday in Aspen.
Visiting Air Academy High School scored on a power play late in the second period for the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Aspen at the Lewis Ice Arena.
The Kadets, more significantly, killed off extended Aspen power-play opportunities, including a 41/2-minute stretch in the second period and a 5-minute span in the third.
Anthony Ciolli broke the scoreless tie with 36.6 seconds to play in the second period, blasting a slap shot from the blue line.
The Skiers threatened with a barrage of early opportunities, including shots from Harry Ferguson, Ryan Fitzgerald and Trey Robinson.
But Kadets goalie Jason Stolz turned back all 18 Aspen shots on goal.
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Evan Morris turned back 18 Air Academy shots, including a diving save midway through the final period, bringing the home fans to their feet.
Air Academy improved to 4-1. Aspen evened its record at 2-2.
The Skiers will host Cherry Creek on Friday and Regis Jesuit next Saturday.