Local hockey squads back on solid ice after earthquake break
After an earthquake break, Chugiak and Eagle River are back on solid ice.
The Wolves came out snarling Tuesday against Service, with Skylar Johnson and Logan Dudinsky racking two goals each in an 8-1 Cook Inlet Conference win at Ben Boeke.
Nick Silance, Brooks Christian, Ty McEnaney, and Tay Kurpius also scored for the high-scoring Wolves, who improved to 4-2 in the CIC. Eagle River is averaging seven goals in six CIC games this season, with McEnaney tied the league lead with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) and Dudinsky third with 15.
Eagle River is back in action Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. against West (2-2) at Ben Boeke.
Both teams were off for nearly two weeks after the Nov. 30 earthquake caused the cancellation of several nonconference games and the rescheduling of conference contests.
Chugiak returned to Cook Inlet Conference hockey play Monday in a 2-0 loss to first-place South. Ryan Bailey and Nicholas Corbin scored for the Wolverines, who improved to 5-0 in the CIC.
Kylie Watts made 21 saves for the Mustangs, who fell to 3-2 in the CIC.
Chugiak bounced back the next night with a 7-3 nonconference win over Wasilla at the McDonald Center. Luke Momblow had two goals and four assists to lead the Mustangs, who also got goals from Wyatt Young, Cullen McCormick, Grant Epple, Tyler Huffer and Noah Denny. Olin Kelliher made 17 saves for Chugiak, which returns to CIC play Thursday against East (1-6) at 7:15 p.m. at the Mac.