Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The Steamboat Springs Little League Association has created new age divisions for the upcoming season to promote balanced competition among 13- and 14-year-old players. It also established a new 15- and 16-year-old team. The new 13- to 14-year-old age group (junior league) has been established to allow players to continue to develop skills before entering the senior league (15- and 16-year-olds). Age divisions will consist of senior league (15-16), junior league (13-14), major league (11-12) and minor league (9-10).
Registration for the upcoming season will begin in March with practices scheduled to begin in late April. For more information, call Jeremy Brooks at 870-3461 for the senior league; Andy Hogrefe at 879-4884 for the junior league; Hans Berend at 846-4870 for the major league; or Scott Glynn at 871-4647 for the minor league.
Pee Wee B team finishes holiday weekend in 2nd
The Steamboat Pee Wee B team placed second at the Presidents Day Tournament in Durango during the weekend.
Durango defeated Steamboat, 4-2, in the championship game Monday. Charlie VonThaden had a goal and an assist in the loss. A.J. Strickland also had a goal. Steamboat lost to Durango earlier in the tournament, 3-2. VonThaden and Ben Bradfield scored for Steamboat. Brentten Ivers and Strickland had assists.
Steamboat started out the tournament with a 6-1 win against Glenwood Springs on Saturday and a 7-0 win against Santa Fe on Sunday.
VonThaden combined to score five goals in the win with two assists. Strickland, Hannah Samlowski, John Wharton and Mason Bates each had a goal. Brad Ryan and Errik Hill each had two goals and one assist. Ivers had two assists, and Bates and Penn Lukens each had one.
Squirt C hockey team splits weekend in Craig
Steamboat Springs' Squirt C hockey team traveled to Craig to take on the Cougars in two games Sunday. Steamboat dropped the first game, 6-4. Taylor Zabel assisted on both of Mitch McCannon's goals. Steamboat's Ryan Walker and Kaleb VanArsdale added the other two tallies in the loss.
Steamboat pulled out a 3-1 victory in the second game. VanArsdale netted another goal on an assist from Ryan Mussleman to take an early lead. Zabel scored the game winner early in the third period before Craig pulled to within a goal. Three minutes later, Trent Trask added an insurance goal for the win.