Steelheads give up three first period goals, fall at Colorado

LOVELAND, Colo. -- The Idaho Steelheads went down by three in the first period to the Colorado Eagles, and couldn t rebound, losing 7-4. The Steelheads still lead the opening round series of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs three games to two.

Colorado came out fired up, trying to avoid losing the best-of-seven series on home ice. The Eagles beat Idaho goaltender Tyler Beskorowany three times in the first, and took a 3-0 lead into intermission. The home team picked up where it left off in period two, scoring once again with 8:49 left in the period.

The Steelheads finally got on the board later in the second on an Austin Fyten goal, but Colorado countered with another lamp-lighter to take a 5-1 lead into the final frame.

Idaho fought back with two goals from Austin Smith, and another from Ben Ondrus, but the effort wasn t enough. Colorado netted two more goals to secure the victory.

Game six brings the two teams back to Boise where they will square off on Friday night at CenturyLink Arena.


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