Red hockey team defeats White team in interprogram showdown

The Red team's Alex Harhi, Andrew Cusimano and Garrett Hebert celebrate following their win Wednesday night.
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The Park City Red hockey team defeated the Park City White hockey team 2-0 on Wednesday evening at the Park City Ice Arena. The White team was able to hang extremely tough in this one, before a second-period goal by the Red’s Ian Marsland cracked things open. 

The Red team’s Head Coach Mike Adamek credited the opposing goalie for making life so difficult on his team. “We had 41 shots on goal. We expect our team to bury more than 2 goals on 41 shots. Their goaltender had a pretty good game,” Adamek said.

He also said his top-ranked squad may have overlooked their 20th-ranked interprogram “rivals.” He touched upon numerous times how the White team out-physicaled his boys, and said in the end he was grateful his team and staff were able to grab onto the added motivation of lighthearted program bragging rights. 

The team will have a little bit of time to enjoy these bragging rights before focusing on the next task at hand, a rematch with Weber County. That game will be held Nov. 29 at home, with the two teams having faced off this past Monday, resulting in a 3-2 Park City victory. 

Red team defenseman Garrett Herbert lays into the White team’s Jayden Jacobs to prevent an offensive run.
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Coach Adamek spoke about what his team will work on in their extended break in action, in order to better prepare for Weber and the stretch run. “We gotta shore a few things up,” said Coach. “I think we need to be a little more physical. I think they out-physicaled us that game (tonight), which was why it was (only) 2-0, a big part of it.”

They’ll have plenty of time to better-develop their physicality, with the puck set to drop at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, just under two weeks away. Admission is, as usual, free of charge for any interested fans looking to take in this top-15 matchup.

The Red team’s Jonsey Reese makes a play on the White team’s goalie Shane Smith.
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The White team’s Jacob Hadley makes a push towards Alex Harhi in the Red team’s goal.
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Red team goalkeeper Alex Harhi gets run into by the White team’s Jacob Hadley while attempting to cover a loose puck.
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