Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Midgets sweep Salt Lake hockey tourney

5-0 in Turkey Weekend shootout

It's still early in the season, but the Sun Valley Midgets are red hot in high school hockey—despite the frigid weather.

Coach Chris Benson and Ryan Enrico's Midgets (ages 15-18) won all their five games and outscored opponents 14-3 during the four-team, second annual Turkey Shootout Nov. 26-28 at Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sun Valley won Sunday's title game 2-0 over Idaho Falls on goals by Mason Noyes (unassisted) and Parker Weekes (assists Tom Crosby, Ian Murphy). Goalie Cody Levitan (11 saves) got the shutout. Sun Valley out-shot Idaho Falls 22-11.

In the four preliminary contests, Sun Valley defeated Idaho Falls 3-2, beat Utah Select Green 2-1, blanked Salt Lake City Select Black 4-0 and outscored Salt Lake City Black 3-0.

Doug King scored twice and Tom Crosby chipped in with two assists in the 3-2 victory over Idaho Falls on Friday that opened Sun Valley's victory sprint. Levitan made 10 saves on 12 shots in that game.

Crosby tallied both goals and Thomas Heinrich had two assists as Sun Valley out-shot Utah Select Green 31-13 and wound up winning 2-1. Goalie Levitan kept his team in the game with 12 saves on 13 shots.

Sun Valley spread around the scoring in its next two wins over Select Black 4-0 (out-shooting its foe 28-5) and Salt Lake Black 3-0 (with a 33-9 shooting edge).

Charlie Evans, Weekes, King and Cooper Hanley were the scorers in the 4-0 rout, with Anthony Martin and Crosby earning two assists each. In the 3-0 shutout, scorers were Murphy, Evans and Davis Hague.

Here is weekend scoring: Tom Crosby 2 goals/6 assists; Thomas Heinrich 0/5; Doug King 3/1; Parker Weekes 3/1; Ian Murphy 1/2; Charlie Evans 2/1; Cooper Hanley 1/1; Anthony Martin 1/1; Mason Noyes 1/0; Davis Hague 1/0; and Drew Barsch 0/1. Also skating for the champions were Riley Sibbach and Rickie Jeneson.

Home tourney Saturday

The Sun Valley Midgets host a four-team tournament Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5 at Sun Valley Skating Center. Eight games are set over two days including Sunday's consolation and championship games.

Visiting teams are the always tough Boise Junior Steelheads, Boise Hawks and Idaho Falls Eagles. Here is the schedule of this weekend's games:

Saturday: At 10 a.m., Sun Valley vs. Junior Steelheads; 11:30 a.m., Boise Hawks vs. Idaho Falls; 5:30 p.m., Sun Valley vs. Idaho Falls; and 7 p.m., Junior Steelheads vs. Hawks.

Sunday: At 8 a.m., Junior Steelheads vs. Idaho Falls; 9:30 a.m., Sun Valley vs. Boise Hawks; 12 noon, consolation final; 1:30 p.m., the championship game matching #1 vs. #2.

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