Hockey teams stay hot heading into winter break
Eagle River and Chugiak high school hockey teams will enter the holiday break tied for the most wins in the Cook Inlet Conference.
The Wolves and Mustangs each have a conference-best seven wins after winning their final games of 2018 on Thursday.
Chugiak improved to 7-2 in the CIC with a 6-2 win over Bartlett Thursday behind two goals from Luke Momblow and 11 saves by Olin Keliher at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage. Wyatt Young, Jarett Beckett, Josh Boneta and Grant Epple also scored for the Mustangs, who return to CIC play Jan. 10 at 7:15 p.m. against Dimond at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.
Also Thursday, Eagle River upped its record to 7-3 with an 8-0 thrashing of East at the McDonald Center. Brooks Christian had a hat trick for the Wolves, who got two goals from Brayden Rachow and one each from Tucker Lien, Ty McEnaney and Sal Demma. Eagle River is off until Jan. 15, when they’ll face Dimond at 7:15 p.m. at the Mac.
First-place South also has seven wins, but has played two fewer games than Eagle River and one fewer than Chugiak. The Wolverines’ only loss came to Eagle River earlier this month.
CIC HOCKEY STANDINGS
(Through Dec. 21)
W L PTS
South 7 1 14
Chugiak 7 2 14
Eagle River 7 3 14
Dimond 5 3 10
Service 5 5 10
West 3 5 6
East 2 8 4
Bartlett 0 9 0