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Goodwin Brothers Bring Brotherly Bond to Steamboat Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 16 Sep 2018  
By: Shannon Lukens

Chayo and Kody Goodwin are a strong pair of hockey playing brothers who have moved to Steamboat for another year of playing juniors together. The Goodwin brothers are from Hyrum,  Utah. Chayo is a goalie who played U16 AAA for the Utah Junior Grizzlies, then joined Kody in Billings, Montana, to play in the NAHL. 

Head Coach Ryan Dingle writes, “Chayo is a fiery goaltender who has the utmost confidence in his ability to stop the puck. As a coach, you love to see your goaltenders believe in themselves. He is not afraid to let you know when he makes a huge save. His goaltending ability will push our forwards to constantly be creative and humble.” Chayo adds, “I am extremely excited to see what this upcoming team can bring to the WSHL.”

Kody, plays D, and also played U16 and U18 AAA for the West Coast Renegades. Both brothers played for the Breckenridge Bolts last season. Kody writes, “I’m very excited to see what the season in Steamboat brings us. I see big potential for the upcoming team!”

Wrangler Assistant Coach Kenny Simmons adds, “Kody Goodwin is new to Steamboat but is already fitting right in with the boys. He brings a relaxed and laid-back attitude off the ice but knows the junior hockey pace and we will look to him as an experienced vet to get the job done on the ice.  At 6’2”, Kody brings in great size in our defensive zone but also has a great shot vision on the ice that will be key in the offensive zone as well.”

Hear more with the Goodwin Brothers on the "Shots with Shannon" podcast on 

The Steamboat Wranglers are the newest team to join the Western States Hockey League. The WSHL is an Amateur Athletic Union, Tier II Junior “A” hockey league that has been in continuous existence since 1994. The WSHL is the second largest junior hockey league in North America, with 30 teams in 14 states. The Wranglers are part of the Mountain Division of the WSHL.

For questions on the Wranglers, contact Head Coach Ryan Dingle at  or call 970-846-2672.

The first game for the Wranglers is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Howelsen Ice Complex in Steamboat Springs. Find out more about the Wranglers at .

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