Mother Puckers host Chix
The Aspen Mother Puckers women’s hockey team opened their 25th season with a two-game split against the Denver Bandits last weekend.
The Bandits opened the scoring early in the first game and held a 3-0 advantage as the third period began, but the Puckers would mount a comeback.
With just eight minutes to play, Tess Ferro put the Puckers on the scoreboard and started an Aspen rally. In the next four minutes, the Puckers would add two more goals, one by Cathy Crum and one by newcomer Susie Cokley, to close the gap to 4-3. As time wound down, Aspen managed a flurry of last-minute shots, but the Bandits were able to hold on for the win.
In the second game, the Mother Puckers continued the hot play they started in the third period of the first game when Ferro beat the Denver goalie for her second goal of the weekend.
Aspen would then add two more goals in the second period to extend. Cathy Crum also scored her second goal, and Rachel Dayton tipped home a shot from Courtney Clark for another.
The Bandits would finally break through for two goals in the third period, but this time the Mother Puckers held on for the victory. Rebecca Riggs, another newcomer, picked up the win in net for Aspen, stopping 26 shots for her new team.
The Mother Puckers’ next games will be on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, against the Steamboat Chix with Stix. Game times are 8:30 Saturday night and 7:15 Sunday morning.
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