Three early goals doom Sailors hockey
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — On Friday, Dec. 6, the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team completed a comeback for a 4-3 win at Crested Butte. On Saturday, Dec. 7, they couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole in a 7-2 loss to the Titans.
Three Crested Butte goals in the first four minutes of play put Steamboat down right away. A power-play goal from senior defender Griffin Maltby put the Sailors on the board at the 7:33 mark.
A pair of power-play goals extended the Titan advantage to 5-1 after two periods of play.
Two minutes and 35 seconds into the final frame, Steamboat senior center David Thiel scored, but Crested Butte answered with two more goals. Both were on the power play.
The Sailors (1-1) gifted the Titans (1-1) with 50 minutes of a man advantage. Steamboat went 6-for-10 on the penalty kill while scoring on two of its eight power play opportunities.
Facing 34 shots, Steamboat goaltender Marek Demorat made 27 saves. The Sailors put 22 shots on Titans goalie Shaughn Rourke who made 22 stops.
Saturday, Dec. 7
Crested Butte 7, Steamboat Springs 2
SS 1 0 1 — 2
CB 3 2 2 — 7
CB — Graham Barrett (Matthew Trujillo), 0:08
CB — Brendan Hartigan, 2:07
CB — Joseph Stock, SH, 3:39
SS — Griffin Maltby, PP, 7:33
CB — Wiley Bodin, PP, 5:06
CB — Barrett (Chris Myers), PP, 6:03
SS — David Thiel (Maltby), PP, 2:35
CB — Barrett (Stock, Matthew Solanik), PP, 3:50
CB — Stock (Solanik), PP, 14:47.
Steamboat Springs Ice Hockey schedule
- Dec. 6-7: Steamboat Springs at Crested Butte, W 4-3, L 7-2
- Dec. 11: Steamboat Springs at Summit, L 6-3
- Dec. 20: Steamboat Springs at Aspen, L 4-2
- Jan. 10: Denver East at Steamboat Springs, 7:30 p.m., L 8-2
- Jan. 17: Aspen at Steamboat Springs, T 2-2
- Jan. 18: Glenwood Springs at Steamboat Springs, L 8-5
- Jan. 20: Steamboat Springs at Chaparral, L 7-0
- Jan. 25: Steamboat Springs at Mountain Vista, L 1-2
- Jan. 29: Fort Collins at Steamboat Springs, L 8-1
- Jan. 31: Summit at Steamboat Springs, L 10-1
- Feb. 1: Palmer at Steamboat Springs, W 5-2
- Feb. 4: Steamboat Springs at Battle Mountain, L 7-2
- Feb. 12: Steamboat Springs at Glenwood Springs, L 6-2
- Feb. 14: Dakota Ridge at Steamboat Springs, L 7-5
- Feb. 15: Cherry Creek at Steamboat Springs, L 9-2
- Feb. 17: Battle Mountain at Steamboat Springs, L 4-0
- Feb. 22: Steamboat Springs at Mullen, 8:30 p.m.
To reach Shelby Reardon, call 970-871-4253, email sreardon@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @ByShelbyReardon.
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