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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Soldotna's Green scores dramatic goal for UAA

Lee Green, a freshman from Soldotna, scored a goal as the buzzer sounded in the third period Saturday night at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena to give the University of Alaska Anchorage a 4-4 tie with Boston College, the defending national champions.

The Seawolves trailed 4-2 in the NYE Frontier Classic game with less than four minutes to play, but pulled within one on a power-play goal with 3:12 left. Green then netted the equalizer as time expired.

Both teams failed to score in overtime. Boston College won the post-overtime shootout, but the game still counts as a tie.

Denver was the champion at the NYE Frontier Classic.

Skyview wrestlers take Ninilchik Invitational

The Skyview wrestling squad took the seven-team Ninilchik Invitational Saturday at Ninilchik School.

The Panthers claimed seven individual championships to pile up 183 points. Homer, the runner-up, had 125.

NINILCHIK INVITATIONAL

At Ninilchik School

Saturday

Team scores: 1. Skyview, 183; 2. Homer, 125; 3. Grace Christian, 79; 4. Ninilchik, 78; 5. Seldovia, 77; 6. Unalaska, 34; 7. Kenai, 26.

103 -- 1. Balfe, Gra; 2. Jauregui, Sky; 3. Hampton, Ken. 112 -- 1. Edmunds, Gra; 2. McGarvey, Sky; 3. Greiner, Hom. 119 -- 1. Madrid, Ken; 2. Phipps, Sky; 3. Hagen, Hom. 125 -- 1. Leach, Sky; 2. Scott, Hom; 3. Deiman, Nin. 130 -- 1. Savely, Sky; 2. Miller, Sky; 3. Wilston, Hom. 135 -- 1. Cleveland, Sky; 2. Miller, Nin; 3. B. Payton, Sel. 140 -- 1. Chartier, Sel; 2. J. Payton, Sel; 3. Mork, Sky. 145 -- 1. Gardner, Sky; 2. Lavea, Sky; 3. Bowden, Hom. 152 -- 1. Wagenaar, Sky; 2. Matson, Nin; 3. Russell, Nin. 160 -- 1. Tulip, Gra; 2. Bock, Nin; 3. Rohr, Sky. 171 -- 1. Silva, Sky; 2. Haltquist, Gra; 3. Hediger, Hom. 189 -- 1. Rainwater, Sky; 2. Chartier, Sel; 3. Mack, Gra. 215 -- 1. Collier, Sel; 2. Weaver, Hom; 3. C. Crum, Hom. 275 -- 1. A. Crum, Hom; 2. Gudjonsson, Una; 3. Morris, Sky.

KPHA Ice Hawks team tops North Star

The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Ice Hawks Pee Wee Tier II team defeated North Star Pee Wee B 6-0 Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

KPHA scored four goals in the second period and three goals in the third period for the victory. The goals in the second period came from Travis Temple on an assist from Jed McGlasson, Whitney Ischi on an assist from Owen Dukowitz, Justin Gabriel on an assist from Keagen Kiel and McGlasson on an assist from Brad Fusaro. The third period saw Clayton Glick score an unassisted goal and Dukowitz score on an assist from Temple.

Micah Perletti had 15 saves for the shutout.

NHL suspends Bertuzzi, Parker for brawl

NEW YORK -- Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi's 10-game suspension was upheld by the NHL on Monday, while Colorado Avalanche forward Scott Parker, who grew up in Eagle River, was banned for two games.

The suspensions will cost Bertuzzi $118,556.70, and Parker $6,055.84 in lost salaries, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The Canucks were also fined $10,000.

Bertuzzi's suspension was automatic after he got a game misconduct for leaving the bench and starting a fight during the third period of the Canucks' 4-0 win over Colorado on Saturday night. He came on the ice after Vancouver's Jarkko Ruutu received a major penalty and game misconduct for kneeing Stephane Yelle, and Parker began throwing punches at Vancouver's Ed Jovanovski.

Parker was given a minor, major and game misconduct for instigating a fight with Jovanovski.

''I didn't think, I just wanted to get in there and correct it,'' Bertuzzi said Monday. ''I saw what was going on and I just reacted.

''I knew the rule, we're given a rule book at the start of the year,'' he said, adding he would do the same thing again to stick up for a teammate. ''Absolutely, it was one of my teammates and I would do it again. The toughest will be missing the 10 games, especially when I'm healthy.''

Parker, who was fined $1,000 for a similar fight in a game against Florida last season, will miss games against Tampa Bay on Tuesday and Edmonton on Thursday.

Bertuzzi's suspension begins with Tuesday night's game against Florida and runs through the Canucks' game against San Jose on Nov. 3. He will be eligible to return for a game at Columbus on Nov. 6.

''We accept the league's judgment on this,'' Vancouver president and general manager Brian Burke said, adding that he would have made the same decision during his five-year stint as the NHL's chief disciplinarian. ''The rule is clear and it's a good rule. That being said, I very much support and applaud Todd for his intentions and motivation here.''



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