Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Steamboat Springs The league's top midget hockey team is coming to town Friday night, and the local Braves would like nothing more than an upset.
The Steamboat Braves have played undefeated Casper twice this season and lost in close, hard-fought games. This Friday, the local team is hoping hometown support will help them hand the Wyoming team it's first loss. The game will begin at 9 p.m. at Howelsen Hill Ice Arena. The Braves, who are in third place in the league with a 9-4 record, are coming off of two wins last weekend against The Junior Gold Wings in Colorado Springs.
Steamboat dominated the first game of the weekend on Saturday by winning 6-2. Goals were scored by Jeff Franks, Charlie Townsend, Trask Donaldson, Justin John, Dusty Henning and Drew Moon. The Braves got assists from Moon, Peter Mayfield, Henning, Chad Barczuk, Tyson Voyek, Josh Davies and Townsend.
In the second game, also played on Saturday, Steamboat netted two third-period goals to escape with a 3-1 win. Franks had two goals in the win and Donaldson scored the other Steamboat goal. Alex Kleman, John Bowers and Voyek all had assists in the game.
"All lines were productive in all facets of both games," coach Jim Dingle said. "We needed everyone to contribute, especially with most of our kids fighting the cold bug. Our performance, under those conditions, was impressive, to say the least."