From the second period on the game was all CSU. They once again outshot CU putting up an impressive 46 shots to CU's 26. #13 Brooke Valbert was the first to score early on a powerplay. #8 Kelsey Mason scored just over five minutes later to put CSU permanently in the lead. (Kelsey also scored at last years Showdown at the Pepsi Center).
Despite some pushback from CU, CSU played a much more disciplined game. Only allowing CU one powerplay while CU allowed six. Goaltender #1 Amanda Vandenberg was once again solid in net. Making potentially game changing saves when her team needed her to. CU would score late in the third period to make the score 2-1, but they would never recover. CSU remained the dominant team and will travel to Boston next week on a four game winning streak.
Final Score: CSU: 2 CU: 1
16:23 #13 Brooke Valbert. Assist #14 May Wilkerson. Assist #21 Emily Mahanna.
11:26 #8 Kelsey Mason.
1. Kelsey Mason (Game winning goal, second goal in two Showdown games)
2. Booke Valbert (First goal of the game and her season)
3. Amanda Vandenberg. (1.00 GAA)