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Chix pick up their first win

Melinda Mawdsley

The Steamboat Chix with Stix women’s hockey team picked up its first win of the 2004-05 season Saturday in Denver.

The Chix defeated the Clash, 5-3, behind 30 shots on goal and two third-period scores from Diane Dwire and Renee Dupre.

The Clash scored first, but the Chix countered six minutes later when Lee Cox scored off a pass from Riley Polumbus. Steamboat pulled ahead with 2:16 remaining in the first when Cathy Wiedemer found the back of the net off an assist from Krista Check-Hill.

The Clash tied it 2:40 into the second, but the Chix fired right back again on Dwire’s first goal of the game. Val Dietrich was credited with the assist.

The Clash pulled even at the end of the second, but two unanswered goals from Steamboat in the third clinched the win. Sue Heineke was given the assist on Dwire’s second goal.

Chix goalie Carol Vittore stopped 11 of 14 Clash shots on goal.

In a Friday game, Steamboat also outshot the women’s club team from Denver University but had difficulty finding the back of the net in a 3-1 loss to DU.

Neither the DU or Clash game was a league contest for the Chix.

Steamboat had 14 shots on goal, but Dwire’s breakaway score was the only goal the Chix recorded. Sheila Henderson was given the assist on the second-period goal.

DU added an insurance goal in the third to win. Vittore stopped six shots in the loss.

The Chix are now 1-2-1 overall and 0-1-1 in league play in the Women’s Association of Colorado Hockey “A” division.

Steamboat returns to league action at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in Breckenridge.

— To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com


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