Puck Ewes blanked in Steamboat

Craig women's hockey team loses to Storm, 3-0

— The Steamboat Springs Storm exacted a bit of revenge Sunday on the Craig Puck Ewes.

Craig won last week's showdown against the visiting Storm, 1-0, and Steamboat returned the favor Sunday on its home ice, shutting out the Puck Ewes, 3-0.

"Steamboat is a tough team," Ewes goalie Kandice Torno said. "They have a lot of good, fast players. They just overpowered us and beat us in their house."

Moffat County was outshot, 33-15, and gave up a score in each of the games' three periods.

The Storm opened the contest with a flurry of shots, dumping 14 on Torno in the first period before sneaking one past the Ewes' net minder with 1:05 left in the frame.

Moffat was victimized for the second time late in the middle period.

"There were bodies laying all over the ice in front of our net," Torno said. "I had no idea where the puck was and all of a sudden:it was in the net."

Trailing 2-0, Craig coach John Strahan changed the offensive lines up in an attempt to spark a comeback.

It never came.

Steamboat tallied their third and final goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation.

The loss dropped the Puck Ewes (6-4 overall, 5-2 Women's Association of Colorado Hockey) into a tie for first place in its division.

"We have only lost one divisional game," Torno said, "So we are still in first. I don't think this loss will affect us. We have two more league games this weekend to make up for it."

Craig travels Friday to Vail, and then returns home for a Saturday matchup with the Steamboat Edge.

"We are 5-1 against Vail since 2005," Torno said. "They call us their rival, and they really get up to play us, so I'm sure it will be a tough game."

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