Steamboat Springs’ Chix with Stix wins 2 games |

Steamboat Springs’ Chix with Stix wins 2 games

Luke Graham

— The Steamboat Springs Chix with Stix women's A hockey team opened its season with a pair of wins against the Colorado Springs Silverwolves.

The Chix won the first game, 6-3, and the second one, 5-1.

The team plays in a league with Aspen, Breckenridge, Gunnison, Vail and Colorado Springs.

In the first game Friday, the Chix fell behind 1-0 before dominating the final two periods.

Shannon Forbes scored twice and Jen Travis, Laura Kalmes, Renee Dupre and Sarah Fox all added goals.

Diane Dwire had two assists, while Travis, Beth Leys, Sue Heineke, Holly Barclay and Cathy Wiedemer all tallied an assist.

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Goalie Nikki Knoebel stopped 13 shots.

In the second game the Chix again fell behind but responded with four goals in six minutes. Forbes continued to dominate, picking up a hat trick including a shorthanded goal.

Barclay and Dupre also added goals.

The Chix next play Dec. 1 and 2 at Aspen.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email