February 4, 2012
Fans crowd near the locker room at Howelsen Ice Arena on Saturday to congratulate Steamboat's Jace Worden and the Sailors after they pulled out a 5-3 win against Dakota Ridge. Worden scored a goal late in the third period to give Steamboat a cushion in the back-and-forth, physical contest.
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It wasn’t until things seemed as dark as possible — victory too distant to imagine in a must-win game Saturday for Steamboat — that the Sailors found their very best hockey. The Sailors won when they had to and scored when they had to for a 5-3 victory.