Kenney gets stitches, returns to game, scores in Sailors hockey win |

Kenney gets stitches, returns to game, scores in Sailors hockey win


GUNNISON — Max Kenney, a forward on the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team, had a very eventful Friday night as the Sailors beat Crested Butte 2-0.

In the first period of the Sailors road game, Kenney got a cut on the back of his left leg. He was stitched up in the arena, then returned to the ice in the second period.

Less than four minutes into the period, Kenney scored a power play goal off a pass from Tanner Hamilton. Four minutes later, Kenney earned the assist on a Walker Ripley goal on another power play.

Goaltender Indi Kretzschmar earned 18 saves in the shutout.

The next day, Steamboat took on Crested Butte once more, winning a much closer 5-3 match.

Steamboat took a 3-0 lead in the first, thanks to two goals from Ripley and another from Conner Rushton.

In the second, the Titans scored twice to make it a one goal game.

Two minutes and 50 seconds into the third, Crested Butte tied the game at three. Steamboat didn’t panic. Just 27 seconds later, Ripley gave Steamboat a 4-3 lead, earning a hat trick. Andrew Kempers added an insurance goal two minutes later.

Steamboat Springs 2, Crested Butte 0

SS 0 2 0 – 2

CB 0 0 0 – 0

First period

No scoring.

Second period

SS – Max Kenney (Tanner Hamilton), PP, 3:45

SS – Walker Ripley (Kenney), PP, 7:57

Third period

No scoring.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Steamboat Springs 5, Crested Butte 3

First period

SS – Walker Ripley (Andrew Kempers), PP, 13:50

SS – Ripley, PP, 16:24

SS – Conner Rushton (Jeffrey Hubler), PP, 16:57

Second period

CB – Colm Picarro (Jack Lambert), PP, 7:40

CB – Lambert (Duke Sloan), SH, 14:52

Third period

CB – Blue Gardner, 2:50

SS – Ripley (Giovanni Demussis), 3:17

SS – Kempers (Heck Stephensen), PP, 5:00

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