Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Storm women's hockey team opened the 2000-2001 season with a top showing against Denver University and Colorado College.
The Storm, coached by John Seymour, recently moved from women's C to women's B. The team was founded two years ago by Kim Bonner.
In the first contest, the Storm pulled out a
2-2 tie against Denver University. The Storm tied the game with less than 15 seconds remaining in the game. Carol Smith netted the goal after getting an assist from Diane Anderson. Bonner netted the other goal on a shot from center ice.
The Storm also chalked up a 3-1 win over Colorado College during the weekend road trip.
Katherine Hartley, Marey Whelihan and Kelly Halpin all scored in the game. Lisa Wilkinson, Lisa Owen and Deb Rose had assists. Goalkeeper Angie Hess turned in two solid showings, keeping Steamboat in the first game and holding Colorado College to just one goal in the second game.
The Storm will host Denver University at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Howelsen Hill.
There are two adult women's hockey teams in Steamboat Springs that travel around the region. The Steamboat Chix with Stix has been playing for more than a decade. The Storm was founded two years ago and is the new kid on the block. Both teams play home games at the Howelsen Ice Arena and play games throughout the winter months.