Wolves make some noise with season-opening hockey win over defending champs
Eagle River rocked on opening night of the 2018-19 Cook Inlet Conference hockey season with a 2-1 win Friday night over defending state champion Dimond at Ben Boeke.
The Wolves got a short-handed goal from Tucker Lien to open the scoring in the first period and extended the lead to 2-0 on a power play tally from Logan Dudinsky in the second. Dudinsky assisted on Lien’s goal and Ty McEnaney had a helper on Dudinsky’s.
Dimond got a third-period goal from Teague Porter, but it wasn’t enough as Wolves goalie Ryan Gray made 32 saves on 33 shots to backstop the win.
On a night when Portugal. The Man was playing across town, a big crowd turned out at Ben Boeke for the showdown between last year’s state champions and the Wolves, who missed out on state last season for the first time in three seasons.
Dimond outshot Eagle River 33-17.