Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2001

KPHA still accepting registrations

The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association will be accepting final registrations through Nov. 15 for the 2001-2002 hockey season. A $25 late fee will be applied. Contact Jolene Sutherland at 283-6687 to register.

Ice Hawks win, lose and draw

The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Pee Wee B Ice Hawks won one, lost one and tied a pair of games during a weekend trip to Fairbanks.

The Ice Hawks notched a 5-5 draw and a 6-5 loss against the Arctic Lions in a pair of league games. Brad Fusaro, Kegan Kiel, Jed McGlasson, Whitney Ischi and James Gray scored for the Ice Hawks in the tie. Kiel, Fusaro, Travis Temple (two goals) and Owen Dukowitz scored in the loss.

The Ice Hawks defeated the Fairbanks Area Hockey Association's Pee Wee team 4-2 in a league game, then tied the squad 2-2 in an exhibition game. Gray and Temple each scored in the win while Clayton Glick potted two goals. Micah Perletti turned aside 22 shots for the win.

Dean Howell and McGlasson each scored for the Ice hawks in their tie. Nick Hawkins turned aside 15 shots.

Galarraga, Tapani file for free agency

NEW YORK -- San Francisco first baseman Andres Galarraga and Chicago Cubs pitcher Kevin Tapani were among the 12 players who filed for free agency Wednesday.

Of the 161 players potentially eligible, 138 filed in the first three days of the 15-day filing period. It appears players rushed to file before the expiration of baseball's labor agreement at midnight EST Wednesday.

Also among those filing were Chicago White Sox pitcher Cal Eldred, David Bell and Pat Borders of the Seattle Mariners, and Russ Springer of the World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks.

Galarraga filed after the Giants declined a $7 million option with a $250,000 buyout -- an amount that would have increased to $500,000 if he had made five additional plate appearances. San Francisco also declined its option on right-hander Mark Gardner.

Tapani has filed after the Cubs declined to exercise his $6.5 million option, triggering a $500,000 buyout.

Arizona turned down a $2.15 million option on Springer, who gets a $450,000 buyout.

Pedro Astacio's $9 million option was declined by the Houston Astros, who elected to pay a $1 million buyout. Houston also declined a $2.5 million option on Doug Brocail, another right-handed pitcher.

Eligible players may file through Nov. 20.

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