Homer earns split at Delta Junction

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2003

Homer goalie Ben Miller racked up 78 saves in two games to help the Mariners split a double header with the Delta Huskies Saturday in Delta Junction.

Homer got two goals from Nate Miller to lead them to a 6-5 win in the early game, and Ben Miller's 38 saves held off a late Delta rally. Miller's 40 saves in game two were not enough to overcome a hat trick by Delta's Jared Creviston, as the Huskies pulled out a 5-4 win to salvage the split.

Taber Webb and Max Drathman both scored one goal in each game. Homer also got goals from Justin Adams, Scott Owen, Drake Piper and Keith Bell Saturday.

Friday

Monroe Catholic 8, Nikiski 7

Monroe's Mike Andre scored the game winning goal with just 39 seconds left in regulation to give the Rams a Great Land Conference victory Friday in Fairbanks.

Nikiski held the lead five times, but was never able to put the pesky Rams away. The Bulldogs led 6-5 and 7-6 in the third period, but goals from Cole Titus and Ben Otis tied things up, paving the way for Andre's game-winner.

Israel Blatchford and Brett Alleman each scored two goals for Nikiski in the loss, and goalie Luke Hardesty made 23 saves.

* Friday's Homer at Kenny Lake score was unavailable.

Saturday

Monroe Catholic 10, Nikiski 2

Four second period goals by Mike Andre turned a close game into a blowout, as the Monroe Rams completed a two game Great Land Conference sweep of the visiting Nikiski Bulldogs Saturday in Fairbanks.

Nikiski trailed 2-1 heading into the period, but five Monroe goals quickly put the game away.

Nick Russell and Israel Blatchford each had one goal for Nikiski.

Luke Hardesty had 19 saves before being replaced by Abby Womack, who stopped seven shots for the Bulldogs.



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