Beckett’s goal rush propels Mustangs to CIC hockey win

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:07
  • Jarett Beckett (Star file photo)

Jarett Beckett needed less than six minutes to score a natural hat trick Wednesday, leading the Chugiak Mustangs to a 3-1 Cook Inlet Conference win over Service at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.

Beckett’s goal rush started 90 seconds into the game when he scored off a Chris Kennedy assist. He racked an unassisted goal 61 seconds later, then added a power play tally with 9:32 left in the period — making it three goals in a span of 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

Tyler Huffer and Riley Lindberg added assists for Chugiak, which improved to 8-3 in the CIC.

Chugiak can earn a first-round bye in the conference playoffs with a win or tie in any of its three remaining CIC games. The Mustangs face 3-9 East Thursday night at Ben Boeke.

Alayna Berivogel made 22 saves for the Mustangs, who outshot Service 35-21. The Cougars fell to 5-6 in the CIC.

Wolves fall to Dimond

Jack Dolan scored twice for Dimond as the Lynx handed Eagle River a 3-1 Cook Inlet Conference hockey defeat Tuesday night at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

Dolan scored just 50 second into the first period for the Lynx, who improved to 8-3 in the CIC. Brooks Christian equalized a little over two minutes later off an assist from CIC scoring leader Ty McEnaney.

Dylan Hoey gave Dimond the lead for good with 5:16 left in the second period and Dolan added an empty netter with 10 seconds left in the third.

Ryan Gray made 15 saves for Eagle River, which fell to 7-4 in the CIC.

Eagle River faces winless Bartlett Thursday night at the Mac.

UPCOMING GAMES

Thursday, Jan. 17

Chugiak vs. East, Ben Boeke, 6:30 p.m.

Bartlett at Eagle River, McDonald Center, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18

West Valley at Eagle River (nonconference), McDonald Center, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Chugiak vs. Eagle River, McDonald Center, 7:15 p.m.

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