Aspen High hockey cruises by Cheyenne Mountain on Saturday, wins 7-0

Aspen hockey vs. Cheyenne Mountain.
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The Aspen High School hockey team ended a strong weekend of play with a 7-0 win over Cheyenne Mountain on Saturday at Lewis Ice Arena. Friday, the Skiers played to a 2-2 tie against No. 5 Heritage.

“This game was good,” AHS coach Dru Lucchesi said of Saturday’s win. “We did a lot of good things (Friday). Need to improve a lot of things, as usual. But we just keep moving forward, like I’ve been saying all year. We are happy with the results of the weekend. Would have liked to get that win (Friday). Thought we had that.”

Cheyenne Mountain (3-11 overall) wasn’t much competition. The Skiers led 4-0 after a period on Saturday and were never threatened. Gage Redman and Logan Soderberg combined for 17 saves in net.

Friday’s game against Heritage was an important one in regards to the Peak Conference. Aspen, which sits just outside the top 10, led the No. 5 Eagles 2-1 after two periods but couldn’t close out the contest. The teams will meet again on Feb. 10.

“We were making a lot of mental mistakes,” Lucchesi said. “But it was good for the kids to see that team and we get to play them again.”

Aspen improved to 7-2-3 overall after Saturday’s win. The Skiers are 6-0-3 in the Peak Conference, while Heritage fell to 6-1-1 in conference play. The Eagles were upset by unranked Battle Mountain on Saturday, 9-8.

The Skiers are off until playing at Doherty (0-11) on Saturday.

“We just need to win a couple more games and keep winning games, because those ties are going to start adding up,” Lucchesi said.