Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association lost Thursday at the USA Hockey Tier II Girls 16U National Championships.
KPHA fell 3-1 to the Bay State (Mass.) Breakers in Amherst, NY.
The Ice Hawks jumped on top in the first period when Taylor Shelden scored on assists from Anna Shelden and Leah Johnson.
But Bay State came back with three unanswered goals by Emma Crocker, Sara O’Connor and Katy Meehan.
Samantha Morse had 36 saves for the Ice Hawks, while Hannah Congdon had six saves and Shea Kearney had 11 saves for Bay State.
KPHA is now 1-1 for the tournament. The Ice Hawks take on Amherst today at 8:05 a.m. ADT.
Bracket play is Saturday, then the championship is Sunday.