Youth hockey jumps into play

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— After concluding the Ski Town Tournament the first Week of December, Steamboat Hockey teams jumped into league play before the holiday break.

SQUIRT B

The Squirt B team traveled to Colorado Springs Dec. 9-10 to face the Rampage. The first game saw Bobby Elliott, Koby Bishop, and Patrick Milne net goals for Steamboat in a 3-1 victory. Milne, Brandon Martin and Jackson Perry added assists. Connor Glynn turned away 25 of the 26 shots he faced in goal for the victory. Perry and Elliott tallied goals in the second game coming from behind to secure a 2-2 tie. Devon Schildge added a helper to round out the scoring. Trent Trask faced 10 shots turning away eight.

Fort Collins was the destination for the Squirts the weekend of Dec. 16-17 to square off against the Providence Predators. An offensive assault occurred as Steamboat out shot Providence, 51-18, over the weekend. Trask secured a 2-2 tie in the first game, making eight saves on 10 shots. Martin and Schildge tallied goals with an assist being credited to Grant Verploeg. Sunday's game saw Glynn post a 3-0 shutout, turning away all eight shots he faced. Ryan Walker found the back of the net, and Perry netted two goals for the visitors. Milne had two assists while Andrew Firestone and Danny LaPointe also tallied helpers.

U-14 Girls

Steamboat's U-14 girls program hosted the Los Alamos team representing Santa Fe, N.M. Dec. 9-10. Sierra Romick netted Steamboat's lone goal from Claire Tegl in a 1-1 tie. Sunday's game saw a back and forth battle end in a 2-2 tie. Kendall Yeager and Elizabeth Finch posted Steamboat goals with assists from Maura Hartley and Ellana Williams. Steamboat's goaltenders posted 26 saves on 29 shots through the weekend.

Steamboat hosted a strong Arvada team on Dec. 16-17, dropping a pair of games, 3-0 and 8-0.

U-19 Girls

The U-19 squad hosted Los Alamos for two games and Fort Collins for a single as part of a three game weekend. Despite out shooting Fort Collins 25-12, Steamboat dropped the first game 6-1. Miranda Schrock netted Steamboat's goal on an assist from Siara Atkinson.

The two games with Los Alamos fared better with 10-2 and 6-1 victories. Atkinson paced Steamboat in the first game with four points (three goals, 1 assist), and Heidi Cordell added a hat trick of her own. Schrock (1, 1), Aimee Jones (1, 1), Alex Eggleston (1, 1), and Carly Earp (two assists) netted multiple point games. Steamboat's scoring was rounded out by another goal from Bailey Moore and assists from Jessica Fox, Jessica Eagerton and Annabel Eggleston.

Annabel Eggleston paced Steamboat in the second game with two goals and an assist. Eagerton (1, 1), Elizabeth Stoll (1, 1), Atkinson (1, 1), Cordell (goal), and Alex Eggleston (assist) rounded out the scoring from Steamboat.

On Dec. 16-17, the U-19 team played four games, going 0-3-1

for the weekend. Telluride blanked the home team, 2-0, to start the weekend. The afternoon game saw Schrock net Steamboat's lone goal in a 7-1 loss to Arvada. Steamboat hosted the same two teams on Sunday dropping a 2-1 decision to Arvada. Moore assisted on a Stoll goal for Steamboat. Telluride wrapped up the weekend with a 2-2 tie. Goals by Eagerton and Annabel Eggleston paced Steamboat, with Fox adding an assist.

PEEWEE A

The Peewee A team hosted Providence on Dec. 9-10. Steamboat's 6-1 victory Saturday was anchored by three-point games from Jonathan Milne (2, 1), and Jace Worden (1, 2). Brady Bender posted two goals to help the charge. Karsten Thompson (assist), Andrew Farney (assist), Errik Hill (goal), John Wharton (assist) and Jarrett Walt (assist) all chipped in for scoring efforts. Steamboat out shot the Predators, 38-7, with goaltender Jessie Draper making six saves.

Draper stopped 11 of the 12 Providence shots in Sunday's game enroute to a 5-1 victory. Milne led all scorers with two goals and one assist. Worden also added two more assists for a multiple point game. Farney, Christian Ramirez and Jake Miller netted other goals while Wharton rounded out the scoring with an assist.

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