Steamboat hockey snaps skid with Saturday win against Cherry Creek

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The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team flipped everything Saturday. They were outshot nearly 2 to 1 on the road against Cherry Creek, but they came away with a much needed win, 4-2.

“It was great to get back in the W column,” coach Brent Tollar said. “Adversity is that thing that builds your team, and we’ve been going through some. We worked hard and found a way to win.”

He said the Sailors made the most of their opportunities.

“That was a big focus this week,” he said. “We didn’t just want to get a bunch of shots, but get good-quality shots.”

Steamboat got a goal from Bobby Elliott, assisted by Jordan Gorr, in the first period for a 1-0 lead. Then Christian Ramirez, on an assist from Jackson Perry and Matt Hale, scored in the second to make it 2-1.

Cherry Creek tied it up late in the period, but the Sailors answered big in the third. Jarret Walt scored less than 90 seconds into the third period on another Gorr assist. Ramirez then scored unassisted to set the final score.

The win snaps a five-game non-winning streak for the Sailors.

Steamboat next plays at 6 p.m. Friday on the road against Battle Mountain.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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