Sports Briefs

Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ice Dawgs complete successful season

The Nikiski Ice Dawgs bantam hockey team completed a successful season recently, with strong showings in several Bantam D tournaments.

The Ice Dawgs netted first-place finishes at the Kenai Peninsula Winter Games tournament and the Presidents’ Day Tournament in Anchorage. The team also placed second in the Turkey Shoot Tournament in Anchorage, and the Bantam D State Tournament in Fairbanks.

The Ice Dawgs team is composed of peewee and first- and second-level skaters, along with a few experienced players. The team call the Jason Peterson Memorial Ice Rink in Nikiski home, and depends on cold weather to for ice. When the weather does not cooperate, the squad resorts to dry-land training sessions.

Because the team is made up of players of varying skill levels and ages, hard work and cooperation were essential to the team’s success this season.

The squad is coached by Felix Martinez, with assistance from Bill Thompson and Mark Stynsberg. The team consists of Bobby Myles, Matt Thompson, Jake Cheek, Josh Hall, Jordan Harrison, Steven Harding, J.D. Hall, Walker Boyle, Robert Cockrell, Jesse Hyatt, Conner Hamman, Zack Alkire, Timothy Phillippe, Josh Peterson and Jacob Tuttle.

Biathlon Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Kenai Peninsula Biathlon Club will hold a volunteer sponsor and appreciation reception Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The event allows Arctic Winter Games biathlon venue volunteers and sponsors to get together once again. At the event, it will be possible to learn how to get involved in biathlon in the community and get an update on the Kenai Peninsula Biathlon Club. The Kenai Peninsula Biathlon Club is a member of the United States Biathlon Association and is dedicated to bringing opportunities for youth and families in the sport of biathlon on the Kenai Peninsula.

After the biathlon event, attendees can head over to the Soldotna Sports Center from 6 to 9 p.m. for a thank you celebration for Games volunteers.

For more information, contact Jim Nelson at 252-8383.

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