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Sky View Wins Defensive Battle Against Copper Hills

Stockon Huskinson
Stockon Huskinson
The Sky View Bobcats held off a late rally by Copper Hills to take home a 6-4 win in a defensive showdown. Stockton Huskinson led the charge on offense for Sky View scoring 3 goals including the only goals of the first half. Huskinson was able to find the back of the net early in the first quarter and again late in the second quarter to make the score 2-0 heading into halftime.
Sky View goalie Phil Cannell had 13 saves in the first half as he continually got peppered by the Copper Hills offense.
“Phil had a tough game last year against Copper Hills so it’s good for him to come out and play strong,” said Sky View head coach Troy Oldham. “It was his game. He wanted this one and he delivered.”
Cannell faced shots that were high and low but he was quick to stuff anything that sniffed the goal line, proving once again why he is one of the top goalies in the state.
“We knew we were going up against a tough team who never lets down,” said Oldham.
That’s exactly what happened. After taking a 2-0 lead into halftime, Copper Hills scored the first goal of the second half when Ethan Brown found the back of the net to make it a one goal game. Sky View would extend their lead on a three-goal run to end the quarter with a 5-1 lead. Huskinson started the run at the 6:46 mark and was followed by Brock Halling at 5:24 and Ben Watteyne at 1:05. Paden Stokes scored for the Bobcats at the 6:43 mark in the fourth quarter to make the score 6-1.
Just as the game seemed to be over, Keaton Stephens found the back of the net to light the flame with the Grizzlies. Tanner Skadburg added another goal for Copper Hills at the 2:03 mark to make the score 6-3. Will all the momentum, Stephens found the back of the net again with a minute remaining. The Grizzlies had several other great looks, but the Sky View defense stood tall and closed out the win.
Cannell finished with 17 saves on the night. Copper Hills goalie Daniel Bell had 10 saves. Sky View won 5 of 9 face-offs.
Sky View will take on Weber on Friday while Copper Hills faces Lehi on Saturday.

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