U-12 girls bounce Steamboat, 10-2
The Vail girls U-12 hockey team whipped Steamboat Springs Sunday, 10-2. As happened last game, Maggie Sherman led the scoring by coming out of the corner to put Vail up 1-0 with an unassisted tally. Tasha Wyatt then extended the lead with an assist from Emily Goodman. Steamboat scored to narrow it to 2-1 near the end of the first period before Wyatt tallied again to put the locals up 3-1 after one. Vail blew the game open in the second period led by Maddie Stevens unassisted and followed by Sherman completing her hat trick with two more and a helper going to Wyatt. Steamboat dented Vail goalie Rylee Mcmillin for their second and last goal halfway through the second period but Wyatt completed her hat trick to put Vail up, 7-2, after two. Coach Nancy Stevens had the locals ease up in the third, but Maddie Stevens found the net again from Goodman and Sherman notched her fourth on a nice wrap around play. Goodman closed out the scoring for Vail off a set up from Stevens and the girls worked to set up Callie Gustafson whose point blank effort was turned away. Bridget Moffet and Emma Porter stuffed the opposition on defense and Kate Gray patrolled the blueline with her usual effectiveness. McKenzie O’Brien teamed with Gray and helped limit Steamboat to only six shots total. Emily Young had several offensive chances as did Moira Laughlin and Lane Sheldon. The U-12’s will be tested this Sunday as Colorado Springs comes to Dobson for the girls’ last game until next year.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.