Steamboat hockey falls in 1-goal heartbreaker to Resurrection Christian

Ben Ingersoll

— The night after the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team snagged win No. 2 on its home ice, the Sailors were downed in a one-goal heartbreaker by a state-ranked Resurrection Christian squad on Saturday night.

Following a scoreless first period during which Sailors goalie Jackson Draper turned away 21 shots, Steamboat couldn’t keep the Cougars’ Zach Lish from getting to the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.

It proved to be all Resurrection Christian needed in the Sailors’ final home game of the season.

Steamboat pressed 10 shots against the Cougars in the final 17 minutes to no avail, dropping the Sailors to 2-14. Draper finished with 36 saves.

The Sailors played a relatively clean contest with only three penalties for six minutes in the box. The Cougars had twice as many penalty minutes.

Steamboat rounds out its season with three straight trips to the Front Range. The Sailors will first head to Cherry Creek (11-1) on Friday at 5:45 p.m.

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

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