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Steamboat hockey waits on playoff bracket

— The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a big win Friday, knocking off Summit 5-0 at home in Howelsen Ice Arena.

As has been the case all season for the Sailors, the scoring was spread out. Jack Bender, Andrew Mitchell, Cisco Delliquadri, Peter Wharton and Grant McNamara each scored a goal in the game.

The Sailors led 2-0 after the first period, then poured in three more goals in the third to put the game away.

It was the team’s fourth shutout of the season and its second in as many games.

The win bumped Steamboat up to 11th in the RPI standings at chsaanow.com. Just how that will all translate into the playoffs won’t be clear until Sunday, when CHSAA will release the 24-team playoff bracket. The Sailors will likely fall outside those teams receiving a first-round bye — the top eight teams in the state — but will likely host a first-round playoff game early next week.

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