Steamboat hockey ranked No. 2, poised for playoff push |

Steamboat hockey ranked No. 2, poised for playoff push

Senior Weston Boese rips a shot on goal early in the first period of Steamboat hockey’s senior night game against Glenwood Springs on Feb. 3. Steamboat closed the season with a seven-game win streak and earned the No. 2 seed in the state tournament. The team will be up against Kent/Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Howelsen Ice Arena for the quarterfinal match.
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Closing the regular season with a seven-game win streak and winning the 4A Mountain League, Steamboat Springs hockey earned the No. 2 ranking in the state for playoffs. 

As the second seed, the Sailors earned a first-round bye and home ice advantage through the quarterfinals. 

The team powered its way through the regular season on a 14-4-1 record, 9-1 in division and 8-0-1 at home. 

Behind the team’s top scorers of seniors Andrew Kempers and Landon Smith, as well as the incredible goalkeeping of senior Rush Hale and junior Cade Kavanagh, the Sailors are ready and prepared to make a run in the playoffs. 

Due to the first-round bye, Steamboat will play its first postseason game at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Howelsen Ice Arena. The Sailors will host the winner of the No. 7 Kent Denver vs. No. 10 Summit matchup, which takes place Friday, Feb. 24.

Steamboat played Kent Denver earlier in the month and won 5-1 on the road. The Sailors have defeated Summit in both meetings this year with 7-3 and 5-3 victories.

2023 CHSAA State Ice Hockey Championships 4A

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