Soldotna’s Silas Larsen receives the puck in front of Delta Junction’s Jacob Korovnik on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Silas Larsen receives the puck in front of Delta Junction’s Jacob Korovnik on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, SoHi win at Ice Challenge

Homer spoils first game in Kodiak’s history

The Kenai Central and Soldotna hockey teams opened their seasons with convincing victories in the Peninsula Ice Challenge on Thursday.

The Stars defeated Delta 8-0 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, as goalie Ayden See got the shutout on 12 shots and Gehret Medcoff notched a hat trick.

In the first 7 minutes, 32 seconds, of the game the Stars had a 4-0 lead thanks to goals by Josh O’Lena, Gehret Medcoff, Marshall DeRaeve and Daniel Heath.

In the second period, Soldotna continued to roll with two goals from Medcoff and strikes from Andrew Arthur and Dawson Lockwood.

Jordan Bouziden made 49 saves on 57 shots for Delta.

At the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility, Kenai Central topped Tri-Valley 9-0. Carson Koppes and Kate Harris combined on the shutout, with Koppes getting seven saves and Harris stopping four.

The Warriors were tough early, with Warriors goalie Danny Renshew stopping 20 of the 21 shots he saw in the first period. Renshew would make 50 saves in the game. The exception in the first period was a strike by Logan Mese.

The Kards started rolling in the second period. Jacob Begich, Mese and Ayden Spann all scored in the first five minutes of the period.

Landin Cialek, Sawyer Vann and Avery Martin would close the period with goals as the Kards grabbed a 7-0 lead.

In the third period, Jacob Wait and Martin had tallies. Daniel Shelden finished with four assists for the Kards.

Today, the tournament continues as Soldotna hosts Tri-Valley at 4:15 p.m. at the sports complex and Delta plays against Kenai at 7 p.m. at the multi-purpose facility.

Saturday, Tri-Valley and Delta play at the multi-purpose facility at noon, while Kenai and Soldotna wrap up the tournament at 7 p.m. at the multi-purpose facility.

Homer 7, Kodiak 2

The host Mariners topped the Bears in the first hockey game in Kodiak’s history.

Casey Otis had four goals to spoil the historic moment for the Bears. Micah Williamson, Matfey Reutov and Kazden Stineff added tallies for Homer.

With 8:09 left in the second period, Miles Grimes had the first goal in Kodiak history. Gavin Baxter also had a tally for the Bears.

Thursday

Stars 8, Huskies 0

Delta 0 0 0 —0

Soldotna 4 4 0 —8

First period — 1. Soldotna, O’Lena (Theiler), 0:41; 2. Soldotna, Medcoff (Larsen, Burcham), pp, 4:20; 3. Soldotna, DeRaeve (Howell, Arthur), 6:45; 4. Soldotna, Heath (un.), 7:32. Penalties — Delta 1 for 2:00; Soldotna 3 for 6:00.

Second period — 5. Soldotna, Theiler (un.), 3:17; 6. Soldotna, Arthur (Medcoff), 4:40; 7. Soldotna, Lockwood (Heath, Burcham), 5:31; 8. Soldotna, Medcoff (Lockwood), 9:56. Penalties — Soldotna 3 for 6:00.

Third period — none. Penalties — Soldotna 2 for 4:00.

Shots on goal — Delta 3-3-6–12; Soldotna 15-22-20—57.

Goalies — Delta, Bouziden (57 shots, 49 saves); Soldotna, See (12 shots, 12 saves).

Kardinals 9, Warriors 0

Tri-Valley 0 0 0 —0

Kenai 1 6 2 —9

First period — 1. Kenai, Mese (Vann), 13:40. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00.

Second period — 2. Kenai, Begich (Cialek), 1:03; 3. Kenai, Mese (Shelden), 3:59; 4. Kenai, Spann (Liles, Wait), 4:28; 5. Kenai, Cialek (Begich), 5:02; 6. Kenai, Vann (Shelden), 8:08; 7. Kenai, Martin (Shelden, Warren), 8:28. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00.

Third period — 8, Kenai, Wait (Petty), 3:18; 9. Kenai, Martin (Shelden), 11:16. Penalties — Tri-Valley 1 for 2:00; Kenai 1 for 2:00.

Shots on goal — Tri-Valley 1-6-4—11; Kenai 21-19-18—59.

Gaolies — Tri-Valley, D. Renshew (59 shots, 50 saves); Kenai, Koppes (7 shots, 7 saves); Harris (4 shots, 4 saves).

Mariners 7, Bears 2

Kodiak 0 1 1 —2

Homer 3 1 3 —7

First period — 1. Homer, Otis (Stineff), 3:07; 2. Homer, Williamson (Otis, Green), 13:20; 3. Homer, Reutov (Banks), 13:59. Penalties — Kodiak 1 for 2:00; Homer 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 4. Homer, Stineff (Williamson), 0:24; 5. Kodiak, Grimes (un.), 6:51. Penalties — Kodiak 1 for 2:00; Homer 1 for 2:00.

Third period — 6. Kodiak, Baxter (Mitchell), 0:13; 7. Homer, Otis (Williamson, Stineff), 0:38; 8. Homer, Otis (Williamson), 0:47; 9. Homer, Otis (Williamson, Arno), 7:36.

Shots on goal — Kodiak 8-5-9—22; Homer 8-5-9—22.

Goalies — Kodiak, N. Baxter (13 shots, 9 saves), Klausner (9 shots, 6 saves); Homer, Strong (22 shots, 20 saves).

Soldotna’s Daniel Heath scores on Delta Junction’s Jordan Bouziden on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Daniel Heath scores on Delta Junction’s Jordan Bouziden on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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