Monday, February 12, 2007
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs girls U-19 hockey coach Dave Hartley had two plans heading into overtime against Summit in the championship game of the Adele Dombrowski girls hockey tournament.
He said as a team they decided to put their best players out and try to score on the first shift.
Hartley was about to turn to plan B when Annabel Eggleston scored her second goal of the game to give Steamboat a 2-1 win.
"We were in the process of going to the second plan when we scored the goal," Hartley said.
After the two teams skated to two scoreless periods, Eggleston got Steamboat on the board with a goal just three minutes into the third period.
Eggleston put in a rebound after Emily Stout shot the puck from just outside the right faceoff circle.
Summit scored the equalizer just two minutes later when Cheyenne Hickox scored to make it 1-1.
Steamboat almost ended the game in regulation when a shot hit the crossbar and deflected out.
As winners of the tournament, Steamboat was presented with a banner that Hartley the girls on the team wanted to win in Adele Dombrowski's honor.
"This tournament was for Adele," he said. "It's always an emotional thing in Steamboat : the girls were having fun but they realize the seriousness of what's going on."
In earlier action the Steamboat U-12 team beat Summit 2-1 in the consolation bracket. Olivia Gorr and Hannah Bashan scored for Steamboat to take the win. The Arizona Select team beat the Colorado Select Blue team, 1-0, to take the U-12 championship.
In the U-14 consolation game, Steamboat fell to the Colorado Select White team, 1-0. In the U-14 championship game Aspen downed Colorado Springs, 3-1.