Local Chix with Stix bruise Brewsers twice

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— The Chix with Stix womens hockey team racked up two wins against the Left Hand Brewery Brewsers during a home stand last weekend.

On Jan. 19, the local women's team skated to a 7-2 win. Steamboat scored four times in the first period as Julia Wallace, Val Dietrich, Liz Schnackenberg and Diane Dwire all put the puck in the back of the net. Schnackenberg had two assists in the period and Shelia Cahur added another.

The Brewsers scored twice in the frame to make the score 4-2 after one.

In the second, Sue Heineke scored on a short-handed effort. Kathy Fader was credited with the assist. Beth Leys scored twice in the final period. Goalkeeper Carol Vittore assisted one of the scores and Heineke had the other assist.

The Chix completed the sweep on Sunday with a 3-1 win over the Brewsers. Lee Cox scored in the first period after getting an assist from Gretchen Van De Carr less than two minutes into the game. Other goals came from Wallace in the first and Fader netted another goal in the third period of play.

The Chix will be off until Feb. 3-4 when they travel to Aspen for a pair of games. The news is not so good for the Chix's Wallace who has been hot lately scoring at least one goal a game in her last four games.

In other local hockey news, the Nite's Rest/Winona's hockey team maintained its lead in the Senior Hockey League on Jan. 21 with a last minute win over Backdoor Sports/The Skate Zone.

In a hard-fought game, both teams were tied at 4 goals each headed into the final period of play. But with less than two minutes remaining, Nites Rest/Winona's forward J. Wenum took a pass from Steve Moore and put the puck in the back of the net for the game-winning goal. Nites Rest/Winona's is now 7-1-1 for the season and has collected 15 points.

Backdoor Sports fell to 4-4-1 and is in third place with nine points.

Precision Pools and Spas took advantage of the situation to move into second place with a win over Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery. Alpine played their best game of the season, but fell short of winning their first game.

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