Steamboat Springs Bantams 5, Aspen 3
Two wins over Aspen last weekend pushed the Steamboat Braves Bantam A hockey team's overall record to 13-4 headed into the holiday break.
The bantams' next game will come after the break, when the local team travels to the Holiday Lights 2000 Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.
Steamboat skated to a 5-3 win over Aspen in the first game on Saturday. Brad Bonner opened the scoring with a strong shot from just outside the crease.
John Lalive added to the Steamboat advantage with the second goal of the game after getting an assist from teammates Chris Baumann and Dusty Atkinson. Tucker Green took a pass from behind the net from teammate Chris Timmerman to make the score 3-0 later in a game.
Aspen made a run late, but two more goals from Matt LeGrice and Atkinson added insurance in the closing minutes. Assists came from
Daniel Coloccia, Lalive and Timmerman.
Bantams 2, Aspen 0
The difference in the second game was top goaltending from Tim Higbee.
Nick Pruett netted the game's first goal after getting an assist from Taylor Leary. Dusty Atkinson also scored the final goal of the game late in the first period after getting a helping hand from Chris Baumann and John Lalive. After the first period, both goalkeepers were solid. Steamboat put 28 more shots on goal but couldn't score.
Midgets 0, Denver 2
On Sunday, the Steamboat Midgets were shut out by the Denver Country Club by a score of 2-0. Steamboat came off the road trip to Denver a little flat and the offense never got on track.
Midgets 4, Denver 2
In the second game, however, the local Midgets returned to their winning ways and broke a four-game losing streak.
Two scores by Steamboat's Trask Donaldson and singles by Drew Moon and Adam Grimes secured the 4-2 win.