The Homer High School hockey team dropped a Greatland Conference game 9-6 to the Delta Huskies Thursday at the Kenai Multipurpose Facility.
Homer coach Elliot Jackson said the Mariners outshot the visiting Huskies 36-32, but said Delta had some very skilled players.
"They just passed the puck better than we did, and they can shoot amazingly well," Jackson said.
The Mariners started slow, digging a 4-1 hole in the first period. Delta took a 6-2 lead after two periods of play, and while Homer scored four goals in the third period, the Huskies countered with three of their own.
Jared Creviston led the Huskies with four goals and four assists.
For Homer, Alex Treweiler scored twice and notched an assist, Justin Adams, Travis Brown and Scott Owen each had a goal and an assist, Max Drathman had two assists, and Keith Bell netted a goal. Nate Miller also had an assist. Homer netminder Ben Miller made 21 saves on 32 shots.
"Overall, it's been an interesting process. We're having some growing pains," Jackson said. "We found out (Wednesday) we're getting a rink. That will help out immensely. It got warm this week and we lost our ice."
The Mariners, now 4-2 overall, will face Greatland Conference rival Tri-Valley today and Saturday at 5:15 p.m. at the Kenai rink.
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