Aspen High hockey splits with Colorado Springs teams
The forward line of Reid Hansen, James Ibbotson and Jeff Flack was on the ice when all seven of the Aspen High School hockey team’s goals were knocked home in a 7-5 win over Doherty in Colorado Springs Saturday.
And while playing with the newly formed line, junior defenseman Cody Obuhanick recorded two goals and one assist, while Hansen notched five assists and one goal and Flack and Ibbotson added two goals and one assist apiece.
Saturday’s win came on the heels of a 5-1 loss Friday to Liberty, a team Aspen coach Brett Kurtz said will contend for the Colorado Springs Metro League title.
Aspen’s record in the league is now 3-1 (3-3 overall).
On Friday, Kurtz said Aspen goalie Stuart Barwick kept the score “respectable” considering “how much they dominated us.”
Liberty outshot Aspen 38-7, the coach said.
“We flat-out did not come to play, and Liberty’s a good team,” Kurtz said.
On Saturday against the Doherty Spartans, Kurtz described Aspen as “a totally different team from the one that came out Friday.”
Friday’s rout led Kurtz to change up his forward lines, resulting in the Hansen (left wing), Ibbotson (center) and Flack (right wing) combination.
“We had some great games from a lot of players,” Kurtz said. “And that line [of Hansen, Ibbotson and Flack] definitely responded.”
Barwick, again in net for Aspen, was peppered with 16 shots. Aspen directed 30 shots on goal against Doherty.
The Aspen team plays its next game at home against Kent Denver on Jan. 5.
“We had some great games from a lot of players. And that line [of Hansen, Ibbotson and Flack] definitely responded.” – Brett Kurtz
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Aspen School District’s younger students will return to class next week, but that’s not the case for those in the seventh through 12th grade, who will continue to take courses from home.