Sailors hockey team comes from behind, defeats Crested Butte |

Sailors hockey team comes from behind, defeats Crested Butte

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team entered the third period of its season opener down 3-1 against Crested Butte. Three goals from three different Sailors propelled Steamboat to a 4-3 victory on Friday, Dec. 6, on the road.

Freshman Jake Filler scored his first varsity goal five minutes and three second into the third to get the Sailors going again. Senior center Tanner Ripley score two minutes later to tie the game at three.

Senior David Thiel netted the game winner at the 10:15 mark of the third. Sailors goaltender Indiana Kretzschmar kept the Titans from tying the game again.

He made 39 saves on 42 shots on goal.

Theil started the scoring late in the opening frame, giving Steamboat a 1-0 lead. The advantage only lasted a minute, though, as Graham Barrett scored his first of two goals on the night.

His second and a score from Matthew Solanik granted Crested Butte a 3-1 lead after two periods of play.

The teams combined to spend 41 minutes in the penalty box. Both teams failed to convert on the power play, though.

Steamboat Springs 4, Crested Butte 3
SS 1 0 3 — 4
CB 1 2 0 — 3
First period
SS — David Thiel (Jake Filler), 18:56
CB — Graham Barrett (Jack Lambert), 19:54
Second period
CB — Matthew Solanik (Barrett), 3:25
CB — Barrett, 18:12
Third period
SS — Filler (Tate Dorris), 5:03
SS — Tanner Ripley, 7:28
SS — Thiel, 10:15

Steamboat Springs Ice Hockey schedule

  • Dec. 6-7: Steamboat Springs at Crested Butte, W 4-3, L 7-2
  • Dec. 11: Steamboat Springs at Summit, L 6-3
  • Dec. 20: Steamboat Springs at Aspen, L 4-2
  • Jan. 10: Denver East at Steamboat Springs, 7:30 p.m., L 8-2
  • Jan. 17: Aspen at Steamboat Springs, T 2-2
  • Jan. 18: Glenwood Springs at Steamboat Springs, L 8-5
  • Jan. 20: Steamboat Springs at Chaparral, L 7-0
  • Jan. 25: Steamboat Springs at Mountain Vista, L 1-2
  • Jan. 29: Fort Collins at Steamboat Springs, L 8-1
  • Jan. 31: Summit at Steamboat Springs, L 10-1
  • Feb. 1: Palmer at Steamboat Springs, W 5-2
  • Feb. 4: Steamboat Springs at Battle Mountain, L 7-2
  • Feb. 12: Steamboat Springs at Glenwood Springs, L 6-2
  • Feb. 14: Dakota Ridge at Steamboat Springs, L 7-5
  • Feb. 15: Cherry Creek at Steamboat Springs, L 9-2
  • Feb. 17: Battle Mountain at Steamboat Springs, L 4-0
  • Feb. 22: Steamboat Springs at Mullen, 8:30 p.m.

To reach Shelby Reardon, call 970-871-4253, email or follow her on Twitter @ByShelbyReardon.

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