The Chix with Stix women's hockey team concluded its season with a seventh-place finish at the Division A women's state tournament April 2 and 3 in Vail.
Steamboat went into the tournament on a five-game winning streak, and though the Chix went 1-2-1 in tournament play, all four of its games were decided by two goals or less.
"The whole tournament was so tight," Chix player Cathy Wiedemer said.
Steamboat and the Colorado Synergy skated to a 0-0 tie to open play in the Red Pool on April 2.
The Chix followed the tie with two losses April 3. The first, 5-4, came at the hands of Vail. The second was a 1-0 loss to Breckenridge.
Despite the loss to host Vail, the Chix players left the game pleased with the way they played against the eventual runner-up, Wiedemer said.
Steamboat defeated Fort Collins, 4-2, to finish seventh.
"All different lines scored," Wiedemer said. "We had so much fun."
The University of Colorado was the eventual champion after defeating Vail, 3-2, in overtime.
Breckenridge took third. Aspen was fourth. The Denver Bandits were fifth. The Colorado Synergy was sixth, followed by the Steamboat Chix in seventh and Fort Collins in eighth.
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