Durango youth hockey teams qualified for the regional finals at all age levels, and the Squirt Steamers earned a place in the state playoffs last weekend.
Durango is the only city to have every team reach the playoffs in the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League, which consists of Colorado teams from Durango, Telluride, Crested Butte, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Kremmling, Oak Creek, and Craig, as well as Vernal, Utah.
The Durango Squirts (ages 9-10) claimed their third consecutive RMYHL championship last Sunday at the league tournament in Grand Junction.
Having finished second in the Squirt C division last season, they'll try to do one better when they travel to the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton for the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association state playoff on March 14-15.
The Squirt Steamers began their path to the league title with a 12-0 win over Vernal on Saturday, followed by wins over Telluride (6-1) and Crested Butte (10-2). The Squirts beat Crested Butte again in the final of the double-elimination tournament, 6-2.
Derek Pansze scored hat tricks in each of the first three games.
Spencer Capdeville allowed just five goals all weekend.
Also contributing points were Devin Steffler, Max Martinez, Kele Steffler, Collin Thorburn, Eno Ulshafer, Sophia Quick, Jake Beekmann, Benji Mickel and Robby Grogan.
The Pee Wees (ages 11-12) won two consecutive home games against Gunnison last Saturday to qualify for the regional finals.
They beat Gunnison 2-0 and 4-3 with goals from Riley Quigley, Cory Gillespie, Liam Millar, Rex Stowers and Zeb Soignier.
The Durango Bantams (ages 13-14) won their best-of-three series against Crested Butte to secure their spot in regionals, also in Gunnison.
The Steamer Bantams won their first game against Crested Butte 4-3 on an overtime goal by Danny Cummins, then lost the second game in a shootout after the game ended knotted at 2.
The Bantam Steamers went on to win Sunday's rubber match 2-1 on a winning goal from Austin McMenimen.
The Midgets (ages 15-18) entered the finals seeded first after suffering just one regular-season loss.
A first-round overtime loss to Gunnison forced the Midget Steamers to battle back into the championship game, which they did, but lost 2-1 in the final to place second in the league.