The Carson Senators inline hockey team came away with two wins over the weekend.
Carson defeated a newly organized Douglas Tiger team 8-1 on Friday at the Pony Express Pavilion. The Senators then earned a hard fought 7-6 win over Manogue on Saturday at the Hockey House in Reno.
Against Douglas, John Elder scored three goals, Jared Frisbee and Bryce Burgess each had two goals and Ted Jost scored once. Team captain Ryan Collin had two assists and Jason Miles added an assist.
Both Carson goalies had oustanding efforts as Jonathan Knight and Buck Stetler each finished with seven saves. The game was well attended by both Carson and Douglas fans as the stands were packed.
Against Manogue, Collins scored four goals and Jost, Burgess and Frisbee all scored once. Elder had two assists and Matt Moe and Frisbee each added an assist.
Knight and Stetler more than had the jobs cut out for them as they saves 39 Manogue shots. Stetler had 21 saves and Knight added 18 saves.
"It was a very tough game with the Reno teams knowing that if they can beat Carson City hockey they can set a new
standard in the sport here regionally," Carson coach Chuck Stetler said. "They have increased there playing performance this year with a more mature standard of their game, resulting in a more rigorous training program here in Carson to keep
our standards high.
"We couldn't maintain our superior performance without the support of our new training coach Ray Crook and the great support of our defensive coach, Rick Ghiglieri."
Stetler said the support of the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department "certainly is the key factor to making us the most special roller hockey team in Northern Nevada. Frankly I'm not sure they really know what an incredable impact they have on the team and it's followers."
Carson will host Fallon at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pony Express Pavilion and then will travel to the Hockey House for a 4 p.m. game on Saturday agaisnt Elko.