Weekend split for AHS hockey | AspenTimes.com

Weekend split for AHS hockey

Steve Benson
Aspen Times Staff Writer

After a tough home loss to Vail’s Battle Mountain last week, Aspen High’s hockey team split a pair of road games over the weekend.

The Skiers beat Regis 7-4 Friday night before falling to Cheyenne Mountain 5-2 Saturday morning.

“We got kind of relaxed, comfortable, and didn’t work as hard as we needed to,” Dennis Maruk, Aspen’s head coach said Monday.

“We need to learn to check a little better, and improve some defensively, but we’ll be fine.”

Offensively, the Skiers are clicking, at least in one respect.

The line of Tyler Horn, Tyler Doremus and David Goldberg dominated the scoring all weekend, accounting for seven of the nine goals.

“The other guys weren’t scoring, but that happens sometimes,” Maruk said.

Against Regis, Horn, a junior, had two goals and three assists; Doremus, also a junior, had two goals and one assist; and Goldberg, a sophomore, had a goal and three assists.

“That’s pretty good for that line,” Maruk said. “I may keep them together.”

Horn continued his hot streak against Cheyenne, scoring both of Aspen’s goals.

Maruk said Aspen and Cheyenne were locked at two goals apiece heading into the third period of a physically tough game.

“It was a close, tight checking game,” Maruk said. “Both goalies played good but [Cheyenne] got the lucky bounces.”

Cheyenne scored an empty-netter late in the third period to put the game away.

The Skiers, now sitting on an 8-3 record, host Wasson Friday at the Lewis Ice Arena at 5:30 p.m., before traveling to Steamboat for an afternoon game Saturday.

“We’ve got seven games left,” Maruk said, “and each game we’re going to work on certain things to become stronger so in the playoffs we’ll be working on all cylinders.

“We’re excited.”