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Avalanche NHL Youth Cup Qualifier - Thunderbirds vs. RoughRiders 13U AAA

By Scott Cattelino, 09/12/17, 12:30PM MDT


Colorado Thunderbids and Rocky Mountain RoughRiders clash in the Avalanche NHL Youth Cup Qualifier

#21 Jackson Bryant goes top shelf over the glove shoulder to put the finishing touches on a 9-1 Thunderbirds victory over the RoughRiders in the Avalnche NHL Youth Cup Qualifier at the Ice Ranch on Thursday evening.

Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 13U AAA vs. Colorado Thunderbirds 13U AAA

#8 Cael Dolph scores the first goal of the game to give the Thunderbirds an early 1-0 lead :52 seconds into the first period.

     The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 13U AAA and the Colorado Thunderbirds 13U AAA faced off at the Ice Ranch on Thursday night to do battle in the opening games of the 2017 Avalanche NHL Youth Cup Qualifier.

     The high powered offense of the Thunderbirds took no time to get going, as Cael Dolph (3G, 2A) scored the games first two goals in 1:15 to give them the early 2-0 lead.  The Tbirds would continue the onslaught with four more goals in the first period to extend their lead to 6-1 going into the second period, led by Dylan Zukosky (1G, 2A), Dolph's third for the hat trick, and Ivan Roudakov (1G, 1A).

     The second and third periods would hold more of the same, as the Thunderbirds would add three more scores over the next two periods, with Beau Courtney (1G, 1A) and Jackson Bryant (1G, 1A) adding to the scoring column and Borya Valis (4A) and Ethan Beyer (2A) providing multiple helpers to guide the Tbirds to a convincing 9-1 victory.

#15 Zach Lemons scores the only goal for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders in the first period.

#8 Cael Dolph (center) gets some love from his teammates after scoring a goal on his way to a hat trick and a five point evening.

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