Kremmling: Cattle King Midgets lose close one to Oak Creek |

Kremmling: Cattle King Midgets lose close one to Oak Creek

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News
Will Bublitz/Sky-Hi Daily News

The Kremmling Cattle Kings lost a close game at the Oak Creek Kodiak Ice Arena last Sunday, Jan. 6.

Kremmling’s Midget Major A team took on Oak Creek’s team. After a tough fight, Oak Creek emerged the winner 3-2.

The game opened well for the Cattle Kings who got on the scoreboard first. After only 2-1/2 minutes of play in the first period, Kyle Potts slammed the puck into the net off assists from Louis Farrell and Matthew Johnson.

After mixing it up for another five minutes, Oak Creek was able to tie up the score.

Then after another seven minutes, Oak Creek took the lead after slapping in a second goal.

The second period proved to be a defensive battle by both teams with the score remaining unchanged.

Well into the third period, Oak Creek finally penetrated Kremmling’s defenses and slammed the puck into the Cattle Kings’ net for their third goal.

Now trailing 3-1, Kremmling’s players refused to give up and went immediately on the attack. Less than three minutes later, they crashed through Oak Creek’s defense to score. Matthew Johnson shot the puck into the net off assists from Kyle Potts and Louis Farrell.

Energized by that score, the Cattle Kings fought hard to tie up the score, but the game clock ran out before they were able to do so.

Kremmling’s goalie Richard Gamblin made 27 saves during Sunday’s game at Oak Creek.

The Cattle Kings Youth Hockey teams are part of the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League.

The members of the 2007-08 Cattle Kings Midget Major A team are: Richard Gamblin, Derrin Weaver, Travis Potts, Tabor Miyauchi, Connor Jennings, Matthew Johnson, Rory Menhennett, Kyle Potts, Louis Farrell, Robert Johnson, Andrew Sidener, Karl Olsson-Deem, Trey Jennings, Cory Burr, Mitchell Franek, Benjamin Kraus, Thomas Gamblin, Tyler Florquist, Travis Hilton and Gregory Doudna.

This season’s Midget Major A team is led by Head Coach Ed Motz and Assistant Coaches Michael Sorady and Mark Busse.

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