Soldotna’s Wyatt Medcoff chips the puck past Houston’s Nate Hutchinson on Friday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Wyatt Medcoff chips the puck past Houston’s Nate Hutchinson on Friday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Friday hockey: Kenai, SoHi win

Trent Powell scored Soldotna’s first three goals, one in each period, to lead the Stars to a 4-1 Railbelt Conference win over Palmer Saturday in Soldotna.

Powell also grabbed an assist in the win. Wyatt Medcoff dished three helpers. Carter Greco scored the lone goal for the Moose, who were outshot 44-14.

Soldotna 6, Houston 0

Soldotna goalie Josh Tree stopped all 14 shots he faced as the host Soldotna hockey team defeated Houston on Friday in Railbelt Conference action at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

David Aley put the Stars up 1-0 after the first, then Soldotna poured it on in the second period.

Galen Brantley III, Journey Miller, David Aley and Libby Miller scored for a 5-0 lead, then Trent Powell finished off the scoring in the third.

Josh Smoldon had 45 saves for Houston.

Kenai 5, Palmer 2

The Kardinals topped the Moose in Railbelt Conference action in a game that was moved to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex due to cold temperatures.

The game was scoreless after the first period, but Hunter Erwin, Cooper Stock and Daniel Shelden scored in the second for Kenai, while Owen Hayes had the lone goal of the second for Palmer.

In the third, Nate Beiser and Gavin Langham put Kenai up 5-1 before Hayes scored again.

Tommy Baker stopped 18 for Kenai, while Jackson Heard made 21 saves for Palmer.

Colony 5, Kenai 1

Dane Jellich netted a hat trick to lead the Colony Knights to a 5-1 nonconference win over the Kenai Kardinals Saturday in Kenai.

Jacob Ross also scored twice for the Knights, who outshot Kenai 59-19. Jacob Begich scored the lone goal for the Kards. Jackson Cross made 54 saves in the Kenai net.

Homer 10, Houston 0

Tyler Gilliland used a hat trick to lead Homer to a 10-0 Railbelt Conference win over Houston Saturday in Homer. Isaiah Nevak added two goals and an assist. Keegan Strong earned the nine-save shutout.

Colony 7, Homer 5

Homer tried to rally late, but Colony held on for a 7-5 nonconference win over the Mariners Friday in Homer.

The Mariners scored three times during the 5:25 of regulation. Alden Ross scored twice for Homer during the final two minutes.

Kaden Ketchum, Jacob Ross and Carson McLaughlin scored two goals each for the Knights. Ross also added a pair of assists.

Jeremiah Bartz of the Frontiersman contributed to this report.


Kardinals 5, Moose 2

Palmer 0 1 1 —2

Kenai 0 3 2 —5

First period — none. Penalties — Palmer 4 for 8:00; Kenai 3 for 6:00.

Second period — 1. Kenai, Erwin (Shelden), 2:59; 2. Kenai, Stock (Marston), 6:34; 3. Kenai, Shelden (Begich, Marston), 8:59; 4. Palmer, Hayes (Nelius), 9:41. Penalties — Palmer 7 for 20:00; Kenai 2 for 4:00.

Third period — 5. Kenai, Beiser (un.), 13:09; 6. Kenai, Langham (Vann), 13:55; 7. Palmer, Hayes (un.), 14:34. Penalties — Kenai 6 for 28:00.

Shots on goal — Palmer 6-6-8—20; Kenai 11-11-4—26.

Goalies — Palmer, Heard (26 shots, 21 saves); Kenai, Baker (20 shots, 18 saves).

Stars 6, Hawks 0

Houston 0 0 0 —0

Soldotna 1 4 1 —6

First period — 1. Soldotna, Aley (Books), 8:46. Penalties — Houston 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 2. Soldotna, Brantley III (Burchom), 3:09; 3. Soldotna, J. Miller (un.), 3:57; 4. Soldotna, Aley (Powell, Walton), 5:12; 5. Soldotna, L. Miller (Brantley III), 5:58. Penalties — Houston 1 for 2:00; Soldotna 1 for 2:00.

Third period — 6. Soldotna, Powell (un.), 1:59. Penalties — Houston 2 for 4:00; Soldotna 4 for 11:00.

Shots on goal — Houston 6-6-2—14; Soldotna 21-21-9—51.

Goalies — Houston, Smoldon (51 shots, 45 saves); Soldotna, Tree (14 shots, 14 saves).

Soldotna 4, Palmer 1

Saturday, Soldotna

First period — 1. Soldotna- Powell (Medcoff, Brantley III) pp 4:11.

Second period — 2. Soldotna- Powell (Miller, Medcoff) 8:31.

Third period — 3. Palmer- Greco (unassisted) 12:33; 4. Soldotna- Powell (Dahlgren, Aley) 8:40; 5. Soldotna- Boohs (Medcoff, Powell) pp 5:47.

Shots on goal: Palmer 5-4-5—14, Soldotna 11-15-18—44; Saves: Palmer- Horacek 10-14-16—40; Soldotna- Tree 5-4-4—13.

Colony 5, Kenai 1

Saturday, Kenai

First period — 1. Colony- Jellich (Lando) 2:50.

Second period — 2. Colony- Ross (McLaughlin, Jellich) 14:11; 3. Kenai- Begich (Shelden) 9:26; 4. Colony- Jellich (Ketchum, Lando) 7:54.

Third period — 5. Colony- Jellich (Ketchum, Lando) 12:50; 6. Colony- Ross (Ketchum, Yundt) 10:31.

Shots on goal: Colony 20-20-19—59, Kenai 4-8-7—19; Saves: Colony- Sheperd 4-7-7—18, Kenai- Cross 19-18-17—54.

Homer 10, Houston 0

Saturday, Homer

First period — 1. Homer- Gilland (Pitzman, Allen) 5:05, 2. Homer- Otis (Gilland, Ross) 3:33.

Second period — 3. Homer- E. Allen (Ross) 6:34; 4. Homer- Ross (Gilland) 2:34; 5. Homer- O. Pitzman (Reutov) 0:19.

Third period — 6. Homer- Gilland (unassisted) 10:06; 7. Homer- Nevak (O. Pitzman) 8:27; 8. Homer- Nevak (unassisted) 3:18; 9. Homer- Wickstrom (Nevak) 2:22; 10. Homer- Gilland (E. Pitzman) 2:04.

Shots on goal: Homer 12-8-19—39, Houston- 3-3-3—9; Saves: Homer- Strong 3-3-3—9, Houston- Smoldon 11-4-14—29.

Colony 7, Homer 5

Friday, Homer

First period — 1. Homer- Ross (Otis, Pitzman) 10:54; 2. Colony- McLaughlin (Yundt) 10:43; 3. Colony- Ketchum (Lando) 58.6.

Second period — 4. Colony- Ross (unassisted) 4:20; 5. Homer- Nevak (Pitzman) 3:18; 6. Colony- Ross (unassisted) 1:30.

Third period — 7. Colony- Ketchum (Ross) 11:33; 8. Colony- Moore (Cappel) 11:13; 9. Colony- McLaughlin (Ross, Jellch) 7:23; 10. Homer- Pitzman (Nevak) 5:25; 11. Homer- Ross (Pitzman, Gilland) 1:59; 12. Homer- Ross (Weston, Nevak) 0:27.

Shots on goal: Homer 6-4-4—14, Colony 10-5-11—26;

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