After a win and a tie against Grand Valley in Grand Junction, the Durango Midget youth hockey team earned another win
and a tie against Telluride in
Durango and Telluride played to a scoreless draw in the first of two games the second weekend in November.
Durango, a member of the Durango Area Youth Hockey Association, had 20 shots, including an apparent rebound goal from
Byron Spitler that was ruled a save by Telluride goaltender Christopher Phillips.
Dane Bier made 12 saves for Durango in his half of the shutout.
Durango rebounded with a
4-1 victory in Game 2.
Connor Couglan scored a pair of goals and Cody Civiletto one in Durango's three-goal first frame.
Allison Millar assisted Couglan's first goal at 2 minutes, 29 seconds in the first.
Cory Kerns assisted Civiletto's goal at 4:23, and Tanner Coughlan, Connor Couglan's younger brother, assisted his big
brother's second goal at 10:45.
Connor Coughlan, who had 31 goals and 15 assists in Durango's 16-1-3 Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League championship
season a year ago, assisted Nikita Hermesman's goal early in the second to give the local side a 4-0 lead.
Max Walker-Silverman scored a breakaway goal in the second period to spoil Ryan Dittmar's shutout. Dittmar made 13 of
14 saves for the victory.
Durango, which played without Logan Cole (shoulder) and Austin McMenemin (Bayfield High School football playoffs),received 10 penalties in the game and successfully defended a 5-on-3 penalty kill.
Durango, behind first-year head coach Dave Farkas, is 2-0-2 to start the season. Farkas stepped in for last year's
coach of the year, Steve Spriggs.
Durango will play the Moffat County Bulldogs at 9:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Dec. 13 at Chapman Hill.