Palmer goalie TJ O’Rourke makes a save on a Galen Brantley III shot during a 2-0 loss to the Stars on Friday at the MTA Events Center in Palmer. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Palmer goalie TJ O’Rourke makes a save on a Galen Brantley III shot during a 2-0 loss to the Stars on Friday at the MTA Events Center in Palmer. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Hockey roundup: SoHi gets weekend sweep

Hockey roundup: SoHi gets weekend sweep

Galen Brantley III tallied the game-winner with 1:02 left in regulation to lead Soldotna to a 4-2 victory over Wasilla on Saturday afternoon at the Brett Memorial Ice Arena in Wasilla.

Soldotna, which added a late empty-netter, scored three times in the final period. With the win, Soldotna finished 3-0 during a three-day stay in the Mat-Su.

Homer 6, Palmer 2

Homer used a big second period to skate to a 6-2 win over Palmer on Saturday at the MTA Events Center in Palmer.

The Mariners found the back of the net four times during the middle frame. Alden Ross led Homer with two goals. Palmer earned a 2-0 lead early, but Houston was able to score six unanswered.

Soldotna 2, Palmer 0

Soldotna scored a pair late goals and Josh Tree notched an 18-save shutout during a 2-0 win over Palmer on Friday night at the MTA Events Center in Palmer in Railbelt Conference action.

Gavin Haakenson bagged the game-winner with just more than three minutes left. Wyatt Medcoff added a goal with 25 seconds to go.

Homer 4, Houston 2

Homer scored three unanswered goals en route to a 4-2 Railbelt Conference win over Houston Friday night at the Big Lake Recreational Center in Big lake.

Ethan Pitzman scored twice in the third period for the Mariners. Karl Wickstrom and Phinny Weston also scored for the Mariners. Sam Pike scored both Houston goals. The Hawks held leads of 1-0 and 2-1. Houston’s Josh Smoldon recorded 38 saves in the loss.

Kenai 7, Juneau 3

The visiting Kardinals notched a Railbelt Conference victory over the Crimson Bears on Friday.

Jordan Knudsen, Jacob Begich and Miles Marston each had a pair of goals for the Kardinals. Nate Beiser also lit the lamp.

Tommy Baker made 27 saves for Kenai, while Cody Mitchell stopped 11 for Juneau, and Dawson Hickok stopped 19.

Kenai 2, Juneau 1

The visiting Kardinals held on for a Railbelt Conference weekend sweep.

Kenai put 56 shots on Juneau goalie Cody Mitchell, but his 54 saves kept things close.

The Kards took a 2-0 lead on a first-period goal by Cooper Stock, assisted by Travis Verkuilen and Tucker Van, and a second-period unassisted goal by Landen Cialek.

Juneau used the extra attacker to score with four seconds left, with Lake Bartlett finding the back of the net.

Tommy Baker had 18 saves for Kenai.

Soldotna 2, Palmer 0

Friday, MTA Events Center

First period — no scoring.

Second period — no scoring.

Third period — 1. Soldotna- Haakenson (Brantley III, Medcoff) 3:28; 2. Soldotna- Medcoff (Haakenson) 0:25.

Shots on goal: Soldotna 6-8-9—23, Palmer 4-8-6—18; Saves: Soldotna- Tree 4-8-6—18; Palmer- O’Rourke 6-8-7—21

Homer 4, Houston 2

Friday, Big Lake Recreation Center

First period — 1. Houston- Pike (unassisted) 9:18; 2. Homer- Wickstrom (Banks, Allen) 5:37.

Second period — 3. Houston- Pike (unassisted) 14:17; 4. Homer- Pitzman (unassisted) 12:15; 5. Homer- Weston (Gilliand) 7:44; 6. Homer- Pitzman (Gilliand, Weston) 3:42.

Shots on goal: Homer 19-14-9—42, Houston 5-10-9—24; Saves: Homer- Strong 4-9-9—22, Houston- Smoldon 18-11-9—38.

Kenai 7, Juneau 3

Friday, Juneau

First period — 1. Kenai, Knudsen (Begich), 0:59; 2. Juneau, Welch (Bartlett, Doutt), 2:00; 3. Kenai, Marston (Beiser), 6:00; 4. Kenai, Beiser (Knudsen, Marston), 9:44; 5. Kenai, Begich (Shelden, Knudsen), 13:45.

Second period — 6. Kenai, Begich (Shelden), 2:24; 7. Juneau, Bartlett (Shibler, Meier), 4:26; 8. Kenai, Marston (un.), 9:12; 9. Juneau, Bovitz (Bartlett, Loree), 1:53.

Third period — 10. Kenai, Knudsen (Marston), 7:27.

Shots on goal — Kenai 15-14-8—37; Juneau 12-10-8—30; Saves: Kenai, Baker, 27 saves; Juneau, Mitchell 11 saves, Hickok 19 saves.

Soldotna 4, Wasilla 2

Saturday, Brett Memorial Ice Arena

First period — no scoring

Second period — 1. Soldotna- Books (Dahlgren) 5:55.

Third period — 2. Soldonta- Larsen (Medcoff) 10:33; 3. Wasilla- Goff (Bren. Woolcott, G. Holler) 10:07; 4. Wasilla- M. Mulneaux (Massie, Randall); 5. Soldotna- Brantley III (Miller) 1:02; 6. Soldotna- Aley (unassisted) en

Shots on goal: Soldotna 1-6-7—14, Wasilla 14-5-7—26; Saves: Soldotna- Tree 14-5-5—24, Wasilla- Brevogel 1-5-4—10.

Homer 6, Palmer 2

Saturday, MTA Events Center

First period — 1. Palmer- Hayes (Z. Nelius) 12:01; 2. Palmer- Hooks (Hayes, S. Johnson) 4:40; 3. Homer- Pitzman (Weston, Gilliand) pp 0:24.

Second period — 4. Homer- Ross (Weston, Gilliand) 12:09; 5. Homer- Nevak (unassisted) pp 3:21; 6. Homer- Reutov (unassisted) 3:09; 7. Homer- Weston (Nevak) pp 0:37.

Third period — 8. Homer- Ross (Nevak) 12:13.

Shots on goal: Homer 8-17-9—34, Palmer 9-6-14—29; Saves: Homer- Strong 7-6-14—27, Palmer- O’Rourke 7-13-8—28.

Soldotna’s Aiden Burchum moves the puck across the ice during a 2-0 win over Palmer. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Soldotna’s Aiden Burchum moves the puck across the ice during a 2-0 win over Palmer. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

More in Sports

From left, Dain Douthit, Silas Thibodeau, Roman Dunham, Cody Good and Jackson Anding participate in a practice League of Legends match on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula esports teams ready for state championships

Players contend with changing games, increased pressure, rival rematches

Tela O’Donnell-Bacher and Neldon Gardner hold their plaques after being inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame following a duel wrestling meet on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A celebration of Kenai Peninsula wrestling

Two storied members of local wrestling community inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

A great horned owl sits in a tree. (USFWS/Colin Canterbury)
Refuge Notebook: Finding perfection in the imperfect

The new snow brought our refuge manager outside for a morning walk

File
Out of the Office: On Andrews’ legacy

I thought it would be appropriate to rerun my column, originally published on June 5, 2001

Skiers from Kenai, Seward and Soldotna start the girls race during the Turkey Trot on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna, Alaska.
Kenai boys, SoHi girls clock top finishes at Turkey Trot ski meet

Kenai boys took the top four finishes of the night

Soldotna’s Jacob Strausbaugh tries to turn Palmer’s Kael Salisbury during the 112-pound final at the Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament Saturday, Nov. 19, in Wasilla. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Soldotna boys roll to Lancer Smith crown

The Soldotna boys wrestling team won the team title Saturday at the… Continue reading

The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate a third-period goal Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears get 2-game sweep of Wolverines

The Kenai River Brown Bears completed a two-game sweep of the Anchorage… Continue reading

tease
Hockey roundup: Kenai tops Kodiak, Chugiak stops SoHi

The Kenai Central hockey team moved to 2-0 in the Railbelt Conference… Continue reading

tease
Brown Bears come back to beat Wolverines

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Anchorage Wolverines 4-2 on Friday… Continue reading

Most Read