Hockey: Homer tops East; Dimond nips SoHi

Twelve goals were scored in the 45 minutes that the Dimond Lynx and Kenai Central Kardinals faced each other on the ice on Saturday, but it was the Lynx leaving with an 8-4 win at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Jake Eubank netted a hat trick to lead the Kards, but the Lynx’s Aidan Teilborg did even better, scoring five goals for Dimond.

After taking a 1-0 lead late in the first period, Dimond added a second goal early in the second period, but Kenai answered back with netters from Ross Hanson and Jake Eubank that tied the game up with over 10 minutes to go in the period.

Heading into the third frame, Kenai still trailed by a single point, but the Lynx scored five goals in the third period to clinch the victory.

Nate O’Lena saved 23 of 31 shots on goal for Kenai.

Eagle River 6, Homer 0

The Mariners were blanked by the Wolves in a nonconference game at the McDonald Center in Eagle River on Saturday.

Schuyler Davis notched a hat trick to lead Eagle River, scoring the first three goals of the game. Wyatt Beebe, Blake Halfpenny and Kyle Johnson each added a goal as well, while Eagle River goalie Jeffrey Hartmann made 19 saves in the shutout.

Homer goalie Markian Polushkin saved 23 of 29 shots.

Dimond 1, Soldotna 0

Goalies Ashton Good and Cody Harvey had good duels when Good was at Palmer and Harvey at Soldotna, and that hasn’t changed now that Good has moved to Dimond. The Lynx defeated Soldotna on Friday in nonconference action at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Good had a 26-save shutout, while Harvey made 20 saves.

The lone goal came with 8 minutes, 50 seconds, left in the first period, when Drake Glover scored unassisted.

Homer 5, East 1

The Mariners notched a nonconference victory in Anchorage on Friday.

Anton Kuzmin and Konstantin Reutov each had a pair of goals for Homer at Ben Boeke Arena.

Markian Polushkin had 22 saves for Homer, while East goalie Blake Henderson stopped 12 shots.

Saturday

Lynx 8, Kardinals 4

Dimond 1 2 5 —8

Kenai 0 2 2 —4

1st period — 1. Dimond, Sakumoto (Cederberg, Stevens) 14:01. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00.

2nd period — 2. Dimond, Glover (Penman, Conley) 1:11; 3. Kenai, Hanson (Mese, Johnson) 2:54; 4. Kenai, Eubank (Johnson) 4:18; 5. Dimond, Teilborg (Reed, Clevenger) 13:53. Penalties — Dimond 1 for 2:00.

3rd period — 6. Dimond, Teilborg (Sakumoto) 1:41; 7. Dimond, Teilborg (Cederberg) 2:01; 8. Kenai, Eubank (Wagoner) 3:50; 9. Dimond, Teilborg (Hamilton, Stevens) 5:18; 10. Dimond, Teilborg (Hamilton) 7:34; 11. Kenai, Eubank (Wagoner, Zorbas) 9:02; 12. Dimond, Sakumoto (Teilborg) 14:40. Penalties — Dimond 2 for 4:00.

Goalies — Kenai, O’Lena (31 shots, 23 saves); Dimond, Good (22 shots, 18 saves).

Shots — Kenai 7-6-9—22; Dimond 9-10-12—31.

Friday

Lynx 1, Stars 0

Dimond 1 0 0 —1

Soldotna 0 0 0 —0

First period — 1. Dimond, Glover (un.), 6:10. Penalties — Dimond 1 for 2:00.

Second period — none. Penalties — Dimond 1 for 2:00.

Third period — none. Penalties — Dimond 3 for 6:00.

Shots on goal — Dimond 11-8-2—21; Soldotna 8-7-11—26.

Goalies — Dimond, Good (26 shots, 26 saves); Soldotna, Harvey (21 shots, 20 saves).

Power plays — Dimond 0 for 0; Soldotna 0 for 4.

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