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Janda’s 'absolutely phenomenal' performance leads Cherokee Trail past division-leading Mountain Ice

By Thaddeus Carroll, SportsEngine, 05/15/21, 8:15PM MDT

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Hub exclusive: Goaltender Zachary Janda celebrated senior night with 46 saves in a 6-2 win over Mountain Ice.

Zachary Janda makes one of his 46 saves for Cherokee Trail Friday night. Janda's team defeated Mountain Ice 6-2 in Littleton. Photo by Katie Hinkle, SportsEngine

Zachary Janda makes one of his 46 saves for Cherokee Trail Friday night. Janda's team defeated Mountain Ice 6-2 in Littleton. Photo by Katie Hinkle, SportsEngine

Brayden Orlowski (41) is congratulated by Cherokee Trail teammates following one of his two goals against Mountain Ice on Friday. Cherokee Trail won the matchup 6-2. Photo by Katie Hinkle, SportsEngine

Brayden Orlowski (41) is congratulated by Cherokee Trail teammates following one of his two goals against Mountain Ice on Friday. Cherokee Trail won the matchup 6-2. Photo by Katie Hinkle, SportsEngine

Mountain Ice came into Friday's game on an offensive tear. The leader in the HPHL's Campbell South Division standings was averaging more than seven goals per game through its first eight contests of the season and outscored opponents 29-5 over the past three. However, Cherokee Trail’s goaltender, senior Zachary Janda, cooled Mountain Ice off at the South Suburban Sports Complex in Littleton.

Janda left coaches in awe, stopping 46 shots, including 34 in the final two periods, to lead Cherokee Trail to a 6-2 triumph on senior night.

“He was absolutely phenomenal,” said Cherokee Trail coach Shane Lapp. “If not for him, we may not have won the game.”

Mountain Ice's Pierson Klem (19) fights for control of the puck following a faceoff Friday evening. Klem scored a goal in his team's 6-2 loss to Cherokee Trail in Littleton. Photo by Katie Hinkle, SportsEngine

Mountain Ice's Pierson Klem (19) fights for control of the puck following a faceoff Friday evening. Klem scored a goal in his team's 6-2 loss to Cherokee Trail in Littleton. Photo by Katie Hinkle, SportsEngine

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