Sailors hockey closes season with shutout win at Mullen |

Sailors hockey closes season with shutout win at Mullen

— The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better way to end a season that was, at times, a rough winter.

The Sailors traveled to Mullen on the Front Range and grabbed their third win of the season as the 2014-15 year came to a close. Steamboat goalie Jackson Draper swallowed up all 25 Mustangs shots for the 2-0 shutout victory.

“What a way to end the season,” Steamboat coach Chris Campanelli said. “It was our first shutout, and we played that team hard.”

Steamboat’s Colin Mussleman opened the game with a goal in the first period, and captain Jordan Gorr sealed the deal about midway through the third with a score of his own. Kearn Gerber and Jack McNamara were credited with the assists. Steamboat poured in 33 shots in all and out-shot Mullen in every period.

The young Sailors ushered out lone senior Logan Bankard with a win. Nearly the entire Steamboat roster will be back in uniform next winter.

“It was an awesome way to see that kid off,” Campanelli said of Bankard. “The team is excited, and we’re just really, really happy.”

Campanelli said the usual hometown crowd that packs Howelsen Ice Arena made the three-hour drive to see the Sailors close things out on a high note.

“I can’t thank them enough for supporting us all year when sometimes it was a struggling year,” Campanelli said.

Steamboat finished the season with a 3-16 record.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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