Three Steamboat Springs High School senior hockey players were selected to play in today’s Colorado High School Activities Association Senior All-Star game.
Steamboat’s Ian Anderson, Jon Winkelblech and Vladan Chase were chosen to play in the game.
Anderson and Winkelblech will play, and Chase will sit out, still recovering from a concussion suffered during playoffs.
The game is at noon at Cadet Field House in Colorado Springs.
The trio of seniors was a big part of helping Steamboat advance to the second round of the state playoffs, where the team fell, 7-4, to Ralston Valley.
“I’m excited to just play in general,” Anderson said. “It’s such an honor to be part of it. That’s my favorite part is playing another game and being part of the best in the state right now.”
The teams are divided by conference and include just seniors. There are no practices or organized events leading up to the game.
Coaches from each league nominated players from their conference, and Steamboat has been represented each year since the game’s inception.
“I’m looking to have some fun and play some more hockey,” Winkelblech said.
Bantam A team wins, 2-1, against Junior Eagles Friday
The Steamboat Springs Bantam A team beat the Colorado Junior Eagles, 2-1, on Friday during the first day of the Continental Divide Youth Hockey League tournament in Steamboat.
Steamboat got an early goal from Tyler Scott to go up 1-0 in the first period. The two teams skated to a scoreless second, before Scott Appleby, of the Junior Eagles, got the equalizer at the 12 minute, 45 second mark of the third period.
But with just 36 seconds left, Steamboat’s Ryan Cagnoni gave Steamboat the lead and the win.
Steamboat outshot the Eagles, 18-8, in the game.
Steamboat continues play at 2:15 p.m. today against the Mountain States Renegades, who beat Aspen, 1-0, on Friday.