Hockey playoffs roundup: Lewis-Palmer only area team to advance

By: Andrew Woerpel
February 22, 2014 Updated: February 22, 2014 at 1:30 am

Lewis Palmer 6, Steamboat Springs 2

At Monument: Lewis Palmer (18-2) is moving on in the state hockey playoffs, as the Rangers downed Steamboat Springs (10-8-1) at the Colorado Sports Center.

After no scoring in the first period, Lewis-Palmer came up with an onslaught of goals, scoring three in each of the last two periods.

Dmitri Smith led the way for the Rangers with two goals, while five of his teammates - Adam Schaefer, Cameron Brummond, Casey McMullin, Quinn Cain and Julian Claudio - all recorded two assists apiece.

Lewis-Palmer moves on to face Cherry Creek in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. at the Colorado Sports Center in Monument.


Regis 8, Doherty 2

At South Suburban: Doherty (10-9, 8-5) went up early 1-0 in the first period on Regis (16-3-1, 11-2-1) but didn't have the firepower to hold off the Raiders, suffering an 8-2 loss in the first round of the state hockey playoffs.

Doherty got on the board quickly after Jordan Barrett lit the lamp at the eight-second mark in the first period. His goal would stand as the only one in the period. From that point on, it was all Regis. The Raiders scored three goals in the second and five in the third, conceding just one to Doherty in the final period.

Connor Harshman and Jack O'Neil each had two goals, while Connor Brennan added a goal and an assist to lead Regis to victory.


Monarch 13, Cheyenne Mountain 1

At Boulder Valley: Cheyenne Mountain's first trip to the postseason in three years was not a pleasant one.

Monarch (17-1-2) took it to Cheyenne Mountain (8-12) in the first round of the playoffs, beating the Indians by 12 goals.

Cheyenne Mountain kept the game close in the first period, forcing Monarch to a 1-1 tie heading into the first intermission.

Nick Lacayo scored the lone goal for the Indians at the 11:03 mark of the first period. The second and third periods were a completely different story, however, as the Coyotes racked up six goals in both the second and third periods.

Walker Harris paced Monarch, scoring two goals and adding two assists.

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