Bulldogs take second at Grace Invite
The Nikiski High School wrestling team sent three athletes to the top step of the awards podium en route to a second-place team finish at the Grace Invitational Saturday at Grace Christian School in Anchorage.
Lance Penhale got things going in a hurry for the Bulldogs, opening the championship round with a win by pin in 22 seconds at 103 pounds.
Also joining Penhale as individual champions were Nikiski's Jared Mazurek, who earned a 6-5 decision at 130 pounds, and Justin Tumbaga, who recorded a pin in 2:56 at 135.
Nikiski had a trio of wrestlers make it to the championship round, only to wind up second: James McCaughey at 119 pounds, Tab Key at 125 and Travis McCaughey at 140.
A pair of Nikiski wrestlers took third in the individual competition. Anthony Lorenzo was third at 152, and David Rorrison took third at 275.
Other peninsula wrestlers faring well at the meet include Seward's Eric Amberg, who won an individual title at 140, and Coty Beck, who was third at 160, and Ninilchik's Vincent Kruzick, who placed third at 135.
Friday and Saturday at Grace Christian School, Anchorage
Team standings 1. Anchorage Christian, 185.5; 2. Nikiski, 129; 3. Valdez, 123.5; 4. Barrow, 120; 5. Bristol Bay, 90; 6. Eielson, 79.5; 7. Seward, 69; 8. Glennallen, 68; 9. Grace Christian, 65; 10. Houston, 53; 11. Seldovia, 30; 12. (tie) Ninilchik, Tok, 27; 14. Delta, 20.5; 15. Nenana, 18; 16. Voznesenka, 4.
103 Lance Penhale, Nik, p. Hollis Troxel, ACS, 0:22
112 Gerardo Arias, ACS, p. Kevin Anderson, Val, 1:50
119 Zach Shelley, ACS, maj. dec. James McCaughey, Nik, 18-8
125 Jacob Masog, ACS, dec. Tab Key, Nik, 8-7 OT
130 Jared Mazurek, Nik, dec. G. Graham, Eie, 6-5
135 Justin Tumbaga, Nik, p. J. Placzek, Hou, 2:56
140 Eric Amberg, Sew, dec. Travis McCaughey, Nik, 6-4
145 Alex McMahan, Gle, p. R. Terzioski, Bar
152 Spencer Hirt, Bar, dec. Gage Graika, Val, 3-1
160 Francis Manyoky, ACS, p. K. Gee, Tok, 4:19
171 Logan Dodd, Val, p. Z. Kline, Bri, 4:54
189 William Prescott, Gle, p. C. Hansen, Hou, 1:05
215 Bobby Dunbar, ACS, p. D. Dawson, Val, 3:30
275 Brionne Elkins, Bar, p. R. Anderson, Bri, 2:49
103 Carlos Arias, ACS, maj. dec. S. Kazmar, Eie, 25-15
112 B. Elder, Hou, p. S. White, Voz, 1:06
119 K. Balfe, Gra, maj. dec. C. Fagan, Eie, 13-5
125 Judah Allen, ACS, dec. S. Graika, Val, 3-0
130 J. Banner, Val, dec. J. Krellich, Bar, 9-3
135 Vincent Kruzick, Nin, maj. dec. B. Stewart, Eie, 13-4
140 Cody Dunbar, ACS, tech. fall J. Christenson, Gra, 5:40
145 W. Scott, ACS, maj. dec. Jake Wilder, Sew, 13-2
152 Anthony Lorenzo, Nik, maj. dec. R. Angasan, Bri, 13-2
160 Coty Beck, Sew, p. J. Jenkins, Barrow, 2:53
171 E. Mickelson, Sel, p. R. Dela Rose, Bar, 3-1
189 J. Davidson, Nen, tech. fall K. Anderson, Bri, 1:16
215 B. Blair, Del, p. G. Morrison, Bri, 3:20
275 David Rorrison, Nik, p. P. O'Neil, Gra, 0:43
Colorado College burns Alaska Fairbanks
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Aaron Slattengren had a hat trick, including an unassisted, short-handed shot, and Brett Sterling had a goal and three assists as Colorado College defeated Alaska Fairbanks 8-3 on Saturday night.
Colorado College (2-0) led 4-2 after the first two periods and erupted for four goals in the final frame.
Richard Petiot gave Colorado College the lead with a goal at 1:01. Alaska-Fairbanks had a brief 2-1 advantage after goals by Curtis Praser and Ryan Lang just 46 seconds apart, Lang's coming on a power play at 10:01.
Colorado College took control for good on Slattengren's power play goal at 18:42 followed by Sterling's score 36 seconds later.
Slattengren scored a second power-play goal in the second period and got his unassisted short-handed goal at 11:43 in the third.
Reid Goolsby, Scott Thauwald and Lee Sweatt added goals for Colorado College. Curtis McElhinney had 24 saves.
Aaron Voros added a goal for Alaska-Fairbanks at 11:23 in the third. Ryan Comeau had seven saves against three goals in the first period and was pulled for Keith Bartusch, who finished with 13 saves.
Alaska Anchorage tops Air Force
ANCHORAGE Left wing Dallas Steward scored three points including the game-winning goal as Alaska Anchorage beat Air Force 5-4 in the Nye Frontier Classic Friday at the Sullivan Arena.
Steward picked a loose puck from behind the Falcon net, skated in front and wristed the puck in at 17:23 of the second period. Seawolves left wing Chris Fournier added another goal 36 seconds later to give the Seawolves (2-1-0) their third goal of the period and a 4-2 lead.
The Falcons (1-2-0) tallied two goals apiece in the first and third periods. Linemates Shane Saum and Tom Starkey contributed a goal and an assist apiece.
Falcons goalie Mike Polidor had 26 saves while Anchorage goalie Chris King picked up his second victory with 20 saves.
Alaska Anchorage hockey earns shutout
ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Anchorage got its first shutout in 138 games from goalie Kevin Reiter on Saturday night, as the Seawolves defeated Massachusetts-Lowell 1-0 in the championship game of the Nye Frontier Classic.
Reiter pushed aside 28 shots in 60 minutes, including a glove save in heavy traffic with 5.7 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Anchorage (2-1-0) got its only goal at 17:15 of the second period when forward Brett Arcand-Kootenay redirected a wrist shot from teammate Lee Green for the game winner. River Hawks goalie Chris Davidson took the loss for UMass-Lowell (0-2-1, 0-1-0 Hockey East) with 25 saves before being pulled for an extra attacker with 17.1 seconds to go.
Anchorage blanked the River Hawks on all three power-play attempts.
The win was the Seawolves' first at their own tournament in 13 years.
Air Force took third place in earlier action Saturday, beating Miami of Ohio 2-0.
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