Steamboat hockey falls in overtime |

Steamboat hockey falls in overtime

Andrew Kempers, a forward on the Steamboat Springs hockey team, sticks his foot out to stop a shot from Graham Begley during a first-round playoff game against Summit on February, 25, at Howelsen Ice Arena. Opening the 2022-23 season on the road in Fort Collins, the Sailors fell 3-2 in a tight overtime game.
Shelby Reardon/Steamboat Pilot & Today

Steamboat Springs ice hockey opened its regular season on Friday, Dec. 2, on the road against Fort Collins. 

Fort Collins represents multiple high schools in the Poudre School District and was ranked No. 9 in the Class 5A coaches poll heading into the game. 

Striking first, the Sailors took a 1-0 lead all the way to the third period, where the teams found themselves tied 2-2 at the end of regulation. 

Overtime resulted in a Fort Collins goal from a faceoff play, giving Steamboat its first loss of the year and putting the Sailors at 0-1 on the season. 

The Sailors will look to even up their season record on Friday, Dec. 9, in a road game against Durango. 

Fort Collins 3, Steamboat Springs 2 (OT)
FC 0 0 2 1
SS 1 0 1 0

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