Park City hockey buries Bingham Miners |

Park City hockey buries Bingham Miners

Carson Walker takes a wrist shot in Wednesday's matchup of Miners. Photo courtesy of Randy Hanskat

No one needs to tell miners that theirs is an extremely dangerous occupation. You could slowly suffocate from silicosis. You could fall down an abandoned shaft. You could get run over by a careening ore cart. You could blow yourself up with a misplaced blast of dynamite. Or you could get buried in a collapse.

It’s just that those collapses don’t usually consist of three-inch discs of Vulcanized rubber.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Park City Ice Arena, that is exactly the kind of collapse that hit Cole Peterson, goalie of the Bingham Miners. The visiting Miners from Park City buried Peterson and Bingham under 19 goals for the team’s 10th win of the season.

The tables have definitely turned on this rivalry between different sets of Miners. When members of this Park City team were mostly freshman four years ago, Bingham crushed Park City 15-0 and the team openly switched sticks (right-handed shooters taking left-handed sticks and vice versa) during the game to punctuate their domination.

Memories are elephant-esque in hockey and maybe there was something to that in the final 19-0 score, but Park City put only 37 shots on the Bingham net. Problem is, over half of them went in.

Regardless, it wasn’t close. Park City continued its offensive zone possession domination, allowing only three shots on goal from Bingham. Any time the puck did break out it was taken away by the disciplined Park City defense of Dakota Janes, David Jenkins, Robbie Derber, Jesse Guyer, and fill-in forward come defenseman Nixon Barber.

Sophomore wing Will Miele got things started just one and a half minutes in with a goal assisted by junior Will Radovan. After that, there was more scoring than an episode of "Desperate Housewives." Senior wing TJ Mayo had four goals; junior wing Derek Sederman had a hat trick, as did Radovan. Just for good measure, the defensive corps scored five goals on its own.

The win kept Park City perched atop the Southern Division of Utah high school hockey. Next up is Corner Canyon, Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Park City Ice Arena. This is the final game of 2013 for Park City, so let’s deck the halls and have a big crowd of students and locals on hand.

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