Friday's prep roundup: Big third period powers Coronado hockey past Cheyenne Mountain

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Coronado 8, Cheyenne Mountain 4

At Honnen: Logan Dineen's second goal broke a 3-3 tie early in the third period, Cole Brooker added another on a penalty shot, and Coronado scored three times on the power play as the Cougars won their fourth straight and sent Cheyenne Mountain to its fifth straight setback.

The Cougars (4-3) took control in the third period by scoring five times on Indians goalie Jon Swanson, who was making his first start of the season.

Dineen's tiebreaking goal came 15 seconds after Ryan Smith scored for Cheyenne Mountain (2-6) just 33 seconds into the third period. Brooker's penalty shot four minutes later made it 5-3.

Hunter Elwell brought the Indians to within one at 5-4 after his goal with 9:07 left, but Chase Lambert and Ian Wark scored 1:02 apart to give the Cougars a two-goal lead, then Brycen Hurt's power-play goal in the final seconds completed the scoring.

Smith had two goals and one assist for Cheyenne Mountain, while Trevor Taylor had one goal and three assists.

Marc Godec stopped 29 of 33 shots to earn his second win of the season.

Valor Christian 7, Rampart 1

At Cadet Ice Arena: Seven skaters scored goals for Valor Christian (5-1), which outshot Rampart 42-12 in a dominating effort in the first of a home-and-home series between the teams. The Eagles scored three times in the first period and added four more in the second.

Rampart (3-2) averted a shutout when Jonathan Musser scored at 7:25 of the third period on assists from Tyler Montoya and Alex Walton.

Chase Allen made 35 saves for Rampart, which travels to meet Valor at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ice Ranch in Littleton.

Mountain Vista 3, Lewis-Palmer 1

At Monument Ice Rink: Patrick May, Caleb Kivett and Jake Smith each scored as Mountain Vista rallied to beat Lewis-Palmer.

Jack Filer scored 8:06 into the first period to give Lewis-Palmer (1-5) the early lead.

The Golden Eagles (2-3) scored twice in the second period, then added another in the third. May tied the game with an unassisted goal at 10:04, then Kivett’s unassisted goal gave Mountain Vista the lead for good with 1:24 left in the period.

Reece Colson made 24 saves for the Rangers, who went 0 for 5 on the power play.


Palmer Ridge 48, Palmer 30

At Palmer Ridge: Pins by Nick Stiltner (126 pounds), Garrett Marchetti (170) and Michael Prater (195), along with wins by forfeit in five other weight classes carried Palmer Ridge past Palmer.

Palmer had pins from Nic Alvarez (120) and Skylar Owens-Hailey (182) and picked up three other wins by forfeit.


Fossil Ridge 55, Fountain-Fort Carson 48

At Greenwood Village: James Sanders scored a team-high 11 points as Fountain-Fort Carson for the second day in a row charged out to an early lead, but the Trojans (1-5) were outscored 18-8 down the stretch in dropping a consolation-round game at the Cherry Creek Holiday Classic.

The Trojans led 30-21 at halftime and 40-37 heading into the fourth quarter.

"The process is tough at times," said first-year F-FC coach Paul Mileto, who inherited a team short on experience with one returning starter. "We do some really high-level things and compete, but when you are talking about mental toughness, there is game toughness and the final, three-minute-game toughness. We are not there yet."

On Thursday, the Trojans led Mountain Vista by six points after the first quarter, then were undone by a 24-7 Golden Eagles run in the second quarter.

F-FC will end tournament play with a game against Broomfield at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bromfield 53, Pine Creek 37

At Greenwood Village: Pine Creek fell behind by nine early, took a four-point lead into halftime and kept it close until Broomfield used a 16-0 fourth-quarter run to put the game away in a Cherry Creek Holiday Classic consolation contest.

Grant Wilkinson led Pine Creek (2-3) with nine points, while Blake Hatchell had seven and Peyton Westfall added six.

Pine Creek trailed 37-34 early in the fourth quarter before Broomfield's game-changing run.

"In the second half when we executed, we got good shots," Eagles coach Joe Rausch said. "We couldn't knock anything down. And the length of Broomfield bothered us just enough that we rushed a little and turned the ball over too many times."

Early on, it was all Broomfield, which scored 11 of the game's first 13 points, but by halftime, Pine Creek had found its rhythm and led 27-23.

Pine Creek plays its final tournament game at 11:30 a.m. Saturday against Fossil Ridge.

Denver West 52, James Irwin 51

At Denver: In a game where the lead changed hands several times and neither squad had a comfortable lead, Denver West held off James Irwin in first-day action from the Denver West Tournament.

James Irwin (1-5) led 17-15 after one quarter but trailed 21-15 at halftime, then regained a 35-34 advantage heading into the final eight minutes.

Denver West, led by second-year coach Mike Brookhart, formerly of Cherry Creek, broke a seven-game losing streak to start the season.

James Irwin concludes tournament play at 10 a.m. Saturday against Alameda.