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Steamboat hockey slides with 0-2-1 week

Steamboat senior David LaPointe dishes out a big hit Friday as the Sailors’ hockey team played at home against Fort Collins.

A loss Saturday capped a down week of action for the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team.

After having won six consecutive games, the Sailors went 0-2-1 in three games during the week, finishing that stretch off Saturday at home with a 7-1 loss against undefeated and No. 1 ranked Regis Jesuit.

Steamboat played to a draw Friday night against Fort Collins in a game that ended 1-1, then lost on Tuesday on the road at Aspen, 7-3.

The week drops the team to 9-3-1 on the season, but it didn't bump it out of the top spot in the Pinnacle conference. Both Regis and Aspen were out-of-conference games for Steamboat and after Friday's draw, Fort Collins is still 6-1-2 on the season.

The Sailors trailed early against Aspen, 2-0, then 4-1 after the second period. The Sailors first goal came from Curtis Maltby. Grant McNamara and Luke Borgerding both scored midway through the third to pull the team within one goal, 4-3, but Aspen put the game away, scoring the final three goals.

Friday, Cameron Colombo put Steamboat on top early against Fort Collins, scoring a short-handed goal with an assist from Sean Sullivan. Sailors' goalie Peyton Tritz held the Lambkins off through the second period, but a shot finally slipped in midway through the third. After a scoreless overtime period, the game ended in a tie.

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It was all Regis all the time in Saturday's game. The Raiders scored their first goal just 16 seconds into the game, then piled on three more in the first period.

Dakota Kenyon got Steamboat on the board early in the second period, but Regis scored three more times to finish the game. The Raiders outshot the Sailors 50-11.

Next up for Steamboat is a road game at 8:30 p.m. Friday against Chatfield, a team the Sailors beat 4-1 earlier this month.

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