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Copper Hills Sink Lakers, 13-8

The Copper Hills Grizzlies used a strong second half to beat the Bonneville Lakers on Tuesday in West Jordan. Nine Grizzlies found the back of the net which led to a 13-8 victory.
Bonneville owned the first quarter, scoring three goals and allowing just one. Skyler Weathers opened the scoring when he back-cut his defender and found space in the middle of the field and finding the back of the net. Kade Weathers added his first goal of the game at the 9:36 mark. Keaton Stephens added a goal for the Grizzlies at the 5:19 mark but Tate McFarlan extended the Laker lead with a bounce shot from the top of the box.
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Grizzlies FOS Austin Hargis won the opening face-off of the second quarter which led to a fast-break. Hargis found Tanner Skadburg who then found Zachary Park who dumped it in for the goal. Bonneville added two more goals, one by Alex Croyle and one by Skyler Weathers to make the score 5-2 for the Lakers. The Grizzlies fought back though with two goals of their own from Colton Keller and Kyle Bradshaw to make the score 5-4 at halftime.
Copper Hills tied the game in the first 30 seconds of the second half when Park once again found the back of the net. However, on the ensuing face-off, Kade Weathers won the face and took it the distance, scoring low. Two man-up goals gave the Grizzlies their first lead of the game with goals from Ethan Brown and Park. Brown extended the lead when goalie Daniel Bell made a great save. Defender Matthew Mattucci scooped up the rebound, found Nate Davis streaking down the field who took it down to the offensive side of the field, drew the slide and found Brown who buried it into the back of the net for a great team play. LeRoy Sandberg added his first goal of the game at the 4:08 mark to give the Grizzlies a 9-6 lead, capping off a four goal run. Spencer Bouwhuis made a heads up play for the Lakers to get them another goal when he scooped up a loose ball, spun through two defenders and bounced it in right on the crease.
The Grizzlies continued to dominate, scoring four goals in the fourth quarter. Bonneville scored on a trick play with time expiring to make the final 13-8.
“Our intensity in the second half carried us,” said Copper Hills head coach Scott Park. “We don’t have any superstars on this team but we have a bunch of great players who work together as a team.”
Bell had 16 saves for the Grizzlies. Bonneville won 14 of 24 face-offs.
Copper Hills (7-3) will head to Davis to face the Darts on Friday. Bonneville (5-3) will host Logan on Thursday.
View the photo gallery from this game here.

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