Skating Sailors can’t hang with one of state’s best |

Skating Sailors can’t hang with one of state’s best

Playing one of the top high school teams in the state, Coach Brent Tollar said his Steamboat Springs hockey team had to be perfect Saturday afternoon at home against Regis Jesuit.

The Sailors weren't, but Tollar said there were positives to take from the 3-1 loss, and that the team is in a good position moving forward.

"We played pretty well," Tollar said. "We had some team goals we wanted to try to follow today. We didn't quite reach all of them, but Regis is a good team, not a team that gives you any leeway."

Regis went up 2-0 in the second period before Jackson Perry scored midway through that period. Regis answered right back, however, maintaining the two-goal advantage to the end of the game.

"Defensively we played OK in the corners, and Trent (Trask) played really well in the net," Tollar said.

Regis, 13-1, sits atop the division while Steamboat, 9-4-1, still is in the upper half in seventh. The team has three games remaining, starting Saturday with a home game against Standley Lake. The Sailors play at home again Feb. 11 against Summit and close the regular season on the road Feb. 14 against Ralston Valley.

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"I feel really good about where we are," Tollar said. "We've come together as a team and the boys are learning the identity of the team. I'm hoping we can finish out our season strong and hopefully make a run for the playoffs."