Weekend prep hockey: SoHi takes 2 in Kodiak; Kards win twice at home

The visiting Soldotna hockey team defeated Kodiak 7-0 on Friday and 7-1 on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference play.

The Stars moved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the league.

Friday, SoHi won behind a seven-save shutout for Brycen Clyde and one-goal, three-assist night from Boone Theiler. Simon Lonheim stopped 29 for the Bears.

After a scoreless first period, Soldotna struck three times in the second period. Theiler scored on an assist from Daniel Heath, Andrew Arthur scored on an assist from Gehret Medcoff and Arthur scored with help from Theiler.

The Stars finished it off with four third-period goals — Heath on a Kyler Howell assist, Jace Applehans on assists from Theiler and Marshall Deraeve, Mason Bock on a Spencer Dahlman assist, and Kazen Giesler on a Theiler assist.

Saturday, Applehans had a goal and three assists, while Theiler had a goal and two assists.

Theiler, assisted by Applehans, had the lone goal of the first period.

With 12:32 left in the second period, Mykah Booth scored on an Applehans helper.

The Stars would score three more times, all on the power play, before the end of the second period. Deraeve scored on a Theiler assist, Applehans scored on an Arthur assist and Luke Stuber scored on Theiler and Applehans assists.

In the third, Applehans scored short-handed and Howell scored on the power play.

Kodiak’s lone goal of the weekend came in the third period, when Rowan Wyszkowski scored with help from Dexter Smith.

Tanner Clyde stopped 22 for the Stars, while Lonheim stopped 64 for the Bears.

Kenai sweeps Tri-Valley

The Kenai Central hockey team swept Tri-Valley at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility, winning 7-0 on Friday and 8-2 on Saturday. Kenai evened up its overall record at 5-5.

Friday, Evyn Witt had a 14-save shutout for the Kards, while Logan Mese had two goals and two assists.

Kenai went up 4-0 after the first period. Will Howard scored unassisted, Avery Martin scored on Mese and Kylee Verkuilen assists, Mese scored on Ethan Tree and Verkuilen assists, and Howard scored on a Mese assist.

In the second period, Cameron Cowie scored with help from Howard and Isaac Potton.

In the third period, Mese scored on Sawyer Vann and Martin helpers, while Cole Langham scored on a Braden Smith helper.

Elijah Graham stopped 32 for the Viking Warriors.

Saturday, Mese again came through with two goals and two assists. Seanna Swanson got the win in net by stopping 14 pucks, while Graham saved 29 for the Viking Warriors.

The lone goal of the first period came from Howard, assisted by Bobby Hayes.

In the second period, the Kardinals ran the lead all the way to 5-0. Mese scored on a Howard assist, Martin scored on Vann and Verkuilen assists, Smith scored on a Cowie assist and Martin scored on a Mese assist.

With 5:23 left in the second period, Mike Renshaw scored unassisted for Tri-Valley’s first goal of the weekend.

Mese scored unassisted before the second period was out for a 6-1 lead.

In the third period, Gavin Liles scored with help from Hayes and Tree.

Renshaw, assisted by Owen Jusczak, then scored to cut it to 7-2.

Vann finished the scoring on a Mese assist.

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