The Skyview and Homer hockey teams squared off against each other Saturday morning at Kenai, with the Mariners notching a 5-3 victory.
Homer struck first with a goal early in the first period, but Skyview's Paddy Iverson answered by lobbing a shot from center ice to tie the game at one with 10:57 left in the first period.
Homer's Scott Owen answered back quickly with a goal of his own for a 2-1 lead. Skyview's Gabe O'Lena closed the scoring in the first period, notching a goal with only 13 seconds left.
With the game knotted at 2, the second quarter was a defensive struggle. Skyview goalie Kyle Kirby stepped up to stop numerous Homer offensive attacks, but with just 20 seconds left in the period Homer scored on a rebound to go into the third period up 3-2.
Homer's Adam Trieweiler scored the first of his two goals only two minutes into the third period. Skyview answered back with a goal from Scott Ralston midway through the period to cut the deficit to 4-3.
Trieweiler broke away from the Skyview defense, though, to score his second goal of the period in acrobatic fashion for a 5-3 lead. A long rebound off a Skyview shot bounced out to Trieweiler who was already on the move, racing down the ice, he slipped the puck by Kirby for the score.
Skyview was unable to convert on several shots in the closing minutes and Homer held on for the victory.
Trieweiler led Homer with his two goals, while Skyview's Paddy Iverson had a goal and an assist.
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