Steamboat Springs Editor's Note: This story has been changed from its original version to reflect that Lance Ostrom is a junior, not a senior.
Something about the ACT must have worked for Steamboat Springs High School hockey player Lance Ostrom.
A day after missing a game in preparation for the standardized test Saturday, the junior scored a pair of goals and dished out an assist in Saturday’s 6-1 win at Mullen.
“He said it’s about the hardest thing you can do is sitting at home listening to the game,” Steamboat coach Jeff Ruff said about Friday, when Ostrom missed a game against Pine Creek. “He was a little out of sync and bearing down a little too hard. But he came back and worked very hard.”
Steamboat got a first-period goal from John Wharton and back-to-back early second-period goals from Michael Samuelson and Patrick Weston to take a 3-0 lead.
Mullen’s Connor Austin added a goal to make it 3-1 before Ostrom scored two in a row to make it 5-1.
Steamboat’s Alex Elliott added a late power-play goal for the result.
The game never was in doubt, as Steamboat outshot Mullen, 38-23.
Erik Owen, after getting Friday’s game off, made 22 saves.
“We accomplished what we came down here to do,” Ruff said. “We wanted to get a couple of points and especially (Saturday) with a conference game.”
Steamboat, 4-0, next plays at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Aspen.