Weekend prep hockey roundup: SoHi sweeps, Kenai gets swept

The Soldotna hockey team swept Juneau-Douglas on Friday and Saturday in Juneau.


On Friday, the Stars won 5-0 with Cody Harvey earning the shutout with 13 saves.

The Stars got off to a quick start in the game, as Nick Wrobel had two goals in the first five minutes of the game. Assists went to Toma Johnson and Ty Fenton.

In the second period, the Stars put the game away with three goals. Jacob O’Lena scored on assists from Wrobel and Fenton, and Coel Nelson scored twice, unassisted and assisted by Bobo Lott and Kenny Griffin.

Juneau goalie Neal Chapman had 17 saves.

Saturday, the Stars again won 5-0. Johnson started the scoring in the first period on an assist from O’Lena. In the second, Johnson scored on assists from Fenton and O’Lena.

In the third period, O’Lena scored on assists from Justice Miller and Wrobel, Wrobel scored on assists from Fenton and Miller, and Race Rusk scored on an assist from Preston Weeks.

Harvey made 17 saves for the shutout.


Kardinals swept on road trip

The Kenai Central hockey team was swept on a road trip to Chugiak and Eagle River, falling to 3-2-1 on the season.

On Friday, the Kardinals lost to Chugiak 9-1. Jake Eubank scored unassisted for the Kardinals in the third period, but that only made the score 7-1.

The power play of the Kardinals had a rough evening, as four of Chugiak’s goals came short-handed.

Kris Tomazevic had a monster game for the Mustangs, notching four goals and two assists.

On Saturday in a 6-4 loss to Eagle River, Nathan Zorbas gave the Kards a 1-0 lead in the first period with a power-play goal assisted by Eubank.

Eagle River then scored once more before the close of the first, and twice to open the second and take a 4-1 lead.

However, Kenai stormed back with three goals in the final 1:18 of the second. Ross Hanson scored on an assist from Michael Tilly, Dalton Dosko scored on an assist from Zorbas and Isaac Mese scored on an assist from Hanson.

However, Eagle River scored twice in the third period to win the game.

Justin Lopez had 21 saves for the Wolves, while Justin Alvey and Nate O’Lena combined for 11 saves for the Kards.



Mustangs 9, Kardinals 1

Kenai 0 0 1 —1

Chugiak 2 4 3 —9

First period — 1. Chugiak, Tomazevic (un.), 5:35; 2. Chugiak, Garner (Tomazevic), 14:05. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 3. Chugiak, Hammer (Krannick, Tomazevic), 3:36; 4. Chugiak, Casey (Hammer), 4:04; 5. Chugiak, Tomazevic (Hanson), 5:29; 6. Chugiak, Walters (un.), 8:25. Penalties — Chugiak 3 for 6:00.

Third period — 7. Chugiak, Tomazevic (un.), 2:29; 8. Kenai, Eubank (un.), 6:51; 9. Chugiak, Krannik (Hanson, Banovetz), 7:23; 10. Chugiak, Tomazevic (Garner), 9:29. Penalties — Chugiak 2 for 4:00.

Shots on goal — Kenai 7-10-15—32; Chugiak 19-12-9—40.

Goalies — Kenai, Alvey, O’Lena (40 shots, 31 saves); Chugiak, Paxson (32 shots, 31 saves).



Wolves 6, Kardinals 4

Kenai 1 3 0 —4

Eagle River 2 2 2 —6

First period — 1. Kenai, Zorbas (Eubank), 2:36; 2. Eagle River, Rinckey (Johnson), 2:58; 3. Eagle River, Davis (Halfpenny, Johnson), 13:31. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00; Eagle River 2 for 4:00.

Second period — 4. Eagle River, Beebe (Halfpenny), 1:34; 5. Eagle River, Halfpenny (Jedlicki, Davis), 10:37; 6. Kenai, Hanson (Tilly), 13:42; 7. Kenai, Dosko (Zorbas), 14:11; 8. Kenai, Mese (Hanson), 14:55. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00.

Third period — 9. Eagle River, Johnson (Davis, Johnson), 2:23; 10. Eagle River, Clark (Fan), 8:29. Penalties — Eagle River 2 for 4:00.

Shots on goal — Kenai 7-10-8—25; Eagle River 7-6-4—17.

Goalies — Eagle River, Lopez (25 shots, 21 saves); Kenai, Alvey, O’Lena (17 shots, 11 saves).


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