PREP PUCKS: Local skaters battle through tough weekend
Service/East got a hat trick from Molly Millar and two goals each from Alena Glover and Elli Koloski to key a 10-2 high school girls hockey win over Chugiak/Eagle River Friday at the Dempsey-Anderson Ice Arena in Anchorage. Sydney Leonard, Hanna Godenzl and Emily Vandergon added goals for Service/East, which got nine saves from Lenaya Braniff and improved to 1-1.
McKinley Gray made 35 saves and Briana Paxson had a pair of unassisted goals for Chugiak/Eagle River (0-2).
Also Friday, South/Bartlett improved to 2-0 with a 7-1 girls hockey win over Dimond/West (1-1) Friday at the Dempsey-Anderson Ice Arena.
Chugiak/Eagle River will play South/Bartlett on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dempsey-Anderson.
Wolves, Mustangs suffer first losses
Eagle River and Chugiak both lost for the first time Saturday, with the Wolves falling 6-2 to Service in a Cook Inlet Conference hockey game at the McDonald Center in Eagle River and Chugiak dropping a 5-0 CIC decision to South at Ben Boeke in Anchorage.
At the Mac, Service and Eagle River traded goals in the first, with the Cougars taking a 1-0 lead midway through and Ty McEnaney equalizing with a power play goal just before the end of the period.
The Cougars went up 4-2 after the second behind goals from Ben Martensen, Jake Hayes and Sam Bourdon. Brooks Christian scored the second goal for the Wolves, who fell to 3-1 in the CIC. Service improved to 4-1 in the conference.
Bourdon capped the scoring with a pair of third-period goals to earn the hat trick.
Ryan Gray made 35 saves for Eagle River, including 14 in the first period. Kevin Taunton had 27 saves for the Cougars, who outshot Eagle River 41-29.
In Anchorage, five different players scored for South, which erupted for three third-period goals to pull away for a 5-0 CIC win over Chugiak at Ben Boeke.
South struck lightning fast, getting goals from Ryan Marcum and Hayden Fox in the first minute of the game. The score remained 2-0 until the third, when Nicholas Corbin, Josh Tyra and Josh Costello added goals to put things out of reach.
Hannah Hogenson made 16 saves to get the shutout for South, while Olin Keliher stopped 17 shots for the Mustangs, who fell to 2-1 in the CIC and 5-1 overall. South improved to 2-0.
Chugiak’s next game is a nonconference match-up against West on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Ben Boeke. Eagle River will play South (2-0) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ben Boeke.