Telluride doesn’t pull any punches against Kremmling’s Bantam hockey team |

Telluride doesn’t pull any punches against Kremmling’s Bantam hockey team

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

Although they suffered a trouncing, Kremmling’s Bantam B hockey team refused to give up in their most recent game.

Played Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Crested Butte North Rink, the Cattle Kings were clobbered 18-4 by Telluride’s Bantam B players.

The first minute of the game saw two goals scored. Telluride earned the first after only 20 seconds of play, but the Kremmling players immediately bounced back with a goal of their own 30 seconds later. That goal was scored by Travis Potts with an assist from Joe Rupp.

For the next four minutes, neither team was able to get near the net until finally Telluride broke through to score. But once again, the Cattle Kings matched their opponent’s goal with one of their own 35 seconds later. Kremmling’s second goal was earned by Jacob Hange who slammed the puck into the net to score unassisted.

Having re-tied the score 2-2, the Cattle Kings fought hard to keep it that way, but the relentless attacks by Telluride finally wore them down. Ten minutes into the first period, Telluride went on a scoring spree that netted five more goals and raised the score to 7-2 in their favor.

After a brief rest, Kremmling’s feisty players took to the ice with renewed energy and fought Telluride to a standstill for the first four minutes of the second period. Finally, the Cattle Kings’ Karl Olsson-Deem put the pass from Hange, evaded a defender and slammed the puck into the net.

Kremmling’s joy was shortlived as Telluride immediately came back to score their eighth goal of the game 30 seconds later. Before the second period ended, Telluride scored twice more.

another brief rest to renew their strength, the Cattle Kings got back out on the ice and put up another scrappy fight. Once again, they scored first for the period after two minutes of play. With an assist from Tyler Franek, Olsson-Deem took aim and blasted in the team’s fourth and final goal.

Unfortunately, that brief flurry of success was then followed by Telluride scoring eight more goals before the game clock mercifully ran out.

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