Last year's state-championship Squirts are this year's Pee Wees.
They're still winning games, too.
Durango, a member of the Durango Area Youth Hockey Association, improved to 7-0-1 this season with a pair of victories
Sunday against Telluride at Chapman Hill Ice Rink, the defending champions' first home games in the Pee Wee
Durango, coached by Drew Kensinger, Gunter Steffler, John Robinette and Peter Gavinski, defeated Telluride
4-1 in Game 1 and 5-0 in Game 2.
Rex Stowers assisted Derek Pansze's second-period goal to give the Steamers a 1-0 lead in the first game of the
Telluride tied it at 1, then Durango scored three unanswered goals in the third.
Kele Steffler scored an unassisted goal; Devin Steffler scored from Benji Mickel; Tim Martin scored an unassisted
Collin Thorburn made 10 of 11 saves for the victory.
Martin scored the second game's first goal 4 minutes, 12 seconds in, and Kele Steffler added a first-period goal from
Tarpley, from Kele Steffler and Corinne Truax, opened the second with a goal, and Martin (unassisted) and Mickel
(Stowers, Kele Steffler) scored less than a minute apart at the end of the period to complete the scoring.
Thorburn made four saves in the shutout.
The rest of the Pee Wees are Jake Beekmann, Caleb Carpenter, Trystan Hale, Sophia Quick, Kyle Robinette and Eric
Durango will play Grand Junction and Kremmling on Jan. 23-24 in the Grand Valley.
Durango went 6-for-6 to win a tournament championship Dec. 19-20 in Gunnison.
The Mites, 6 to 8 years old, won their final three games by an aggregate score of 26-9.
Durango defeated Pueblo 12-3, Telluride 6-3 and Crested Butte 8-3 to finish its unbeaten run in the tournament.
Xander Sakadinsky scored five goals against Pueblo, while Cullen Robinette scored four, Gus Kidd two and Jordan
Jax Bayer made 21 saves in goal for the win.
Kidd scored a hat trick against Telluride, and Robinette, Sakadinsky and Wolverton scored one each.
Bayer had 15 saves.
Kidd and Sakadinsky had a hat trick against Crested Butte, and Woolverton scored two.
Bayer had 22 saves.
Finn Stowers, Joe Arnwine and Patrick Rowan also were singled out for their strong play in the Steamers' news
Durango, coached by Scott Simmons and John Robinette, will host the four-team Steamers Cup this weekend at
Durango will play at 12:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. Sunday.
The third-place game will take place at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, and the Steamers Cup championship game will be played at
10:30 a.m. Sunday.