By Gwendolyne Honrud
The Courier 

Ice Dawg Squirts Face Tough Weekend


December 11, 2019

The Ice Dawg Squirts team faced some tough battles on home ice at the Valley Event Center Dec. 8 and 9. The young skaters faced off against Great Falls and Havre but were unable to find a path to victory.

Despite the final scores, the weekend was not a total loss for the team. “Glasgow Squirts had four games this weekend,” head coach Landon Holte told the Courier, “Four more losses for the young team that continues to improve weekly though!”

The developing team faced the Great Falls Americans Friday night but were outshot and outscored, 11 to 2. The visitors put up 26 shots on goal against Glasgow’s goalie, Mary Knierim, converting on 11 of them. Phoenix Phipps scored, with an assist from Brock Ciafardone, in the second and Jack Miller added a goal in the third with the assist from Mason Hunter.

Glasgow’s second game against Great Falls produced a similar outcome as the Dawgs fell, 13 to 2. Jack Milam notched a power play goal in the first period and Phipps got the puck between the posts in the second, assisted by Jacob Bishop. Glasgow put up 19 shots on goal while Knierim faced 30 for the home team.

Up next for the Dawgs were the Havre Ice Hawks. Glasgow fell to the visitors, 14 to 2. Ian Anderson minded the net for Glasgow, facing 38 shots on goal. The Ice Dawgs threw 9 shots at the Ice Hawks goalkeeper with Miller and Ciafardone finding the back of the net.

The fourth and final game of the weekend for Glasgow was played Sunday morning, also against Havre. Knierim was back in net for the Dawgs, and faced 34 shots on goal as Glasgow fell 16 to 0.

The Squirts will take to the ice next in Great Falls, Dec. 21 and 22.


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