Steamboat hockey sails against Summit |

Steamboat hockey sails against Summit

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team got a strong start to its 2018 schedule Friday as it knocked off Summit at Howelsen Ice Arena in Steamboat Springs, running away from the Huskies, 6-0.

Steamboat scored early and was in complete control by the end of the second period. It kept the pressure on to put things away, scoring three goals in the final frame.

David LaPointe led the Sailors in goals, putting away two, the first a sharp rebound in the second period that gave his team a 2-0 lead. The second came in that third-period flurry.

Steamboat scored three times in the first 3 minutes, 4 seconds of that period.

Senoir Grant McNamara, in his first game with the team this season after missing December's action, scored first in the first period.

Nate Kelly, another senior, added a goal in the second. Johnathon Kaminski got things started in the third and Griffin Maltby finished them up.

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Defensively, the Sailors got a stellar game from Peyton Tritz, who saved all 30 shots he saw. Steamboat defense also withstood six penalties without cracking.

The game was the first of a serious of home contests for the Sailors. They're at home again at 3 p.m. Saturday against Chatfield, 2-3 so far this season.

Next weekend also features a doubleheader, at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Air Academy then at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against Liberty, the team currently sitting in the basement of the Pinnacle conference — Steamboat's at the top — but also the only team Steamboat's lost to this season.

With the win, the Sailors are 5-1 on the season.