Homer scored a pair of unanswered goals in the third period and posted a 4-3 nonconference win over Eagle River during the first day of the Palmer Hockey Showdown on Thursday at the MTA Events Center in Palmer.
Tim Blakely tied the game at 3 midway through the third, and Isaiah Nevak supplied the game-winner with 4:57 left to play.
Joshua Williamson and Tucker Weston also scored for the Mariners, who outshot Eagle River 43-31 in the win. Eagle River goalie Ryan Gray made 39 saves, including 18 in both the first and third periods.
Austin Linn, Nick Silance and Tucker Lien scored for the Wolves.
Homer continues at the tourney today with a 3 p.m. game against Lathrop and Saturday with a 9 a.m. game against Lathrop.
Homer 4, Eagle River 3
Palmer Hockey Showdown
Thursday, MTA Events Center
First period — 1. Homer- Williamson (unassisted) 6:37; 2. Eagle River- Linn (Rachow) 4:35; 3. Homer- Weston (Menke, McCarron) 2:51.
Second period — 4. Eagle River- Silance (McEnaney, Nielsen) 11:08.
Third period — 5. Eagle River- Lien (unassisted) 12:57; 6. Homer- Blakely (Weston, Pitzman) 8:14; 7. Homer- Nevak (Lowe, Cilliland) 4:57.
Shots on goal: Eagle River 9-15-7—31, Homer 20-3-20—43; Saves: Eagle River- Gray 18-3-18—39, Homer- Warren 8-14-6—28.