Steamboat's Chix with Stix sweep ski town rivals

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— Steamboat’s Chix with Stix women’s hockey team rallied last weekend with big wins at home against rival teams from Vail and Breckenridge. The Chix won, 4-2, on Jan. 27 against the Vail Breakaways and shut out the Breckenridge Blizzard, 5-0, on Jan. 28.

Goaltender Nikki Knoebel posted her first shutout of the year, stopping all of Breckenridge’s 14 shots. Riding the wave of a solid performance in net, Steamboat’s first line of Shannon Forbes, Renee Dupre and Diane Dwire scored six goals in the two games, and Laura and Cori Kalmes added three more.

Steamboat travels to Breckenridge this weekend before hosting Denver Synergy on Feb. 11 and 12 (fan appreciation game), University of Wyoming on Feb. 17 and the divisional tournament March 23 to 25.

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