Soldotna hockey topples Kodiak; Juneau tops Kenai

The Soldotna hockey team defeated Kodiak 10-0 in Railbelt Conference action Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

The Stars are now 5-4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Railbelt, while Kodiak is 0-4 and 0-7.

Boone Theiler had five goals to lead the Stars, while Gehret Medcoff had two, and Jace Appelhans, Daniel Heath and Dawson Lockwood each had one.

Aiden Burcham collected four assists for the Stars, while Appelhans had three, Silas Larsen had two, and Marshall DeRaeve and Heath each had one.

Juneau 4, Kenai 2

The host Crimson Bears notched a Railbelt Conference victory Saturday over the Kardinals.

Juneau moves to 2-2 in the league and 2-3 overall, while the Kardinals are 2-2 in the league and 4-7 overall.

The Crimson Bears grabbed a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals from Emilio Holbrook and Luke Bovitz.

In the second period, Juneau stretched the lead to 3-0 when Dylan Sowa lit the lamp. Kenai fought back to make it 3-1 headed to the third period when Sawyer Vann scored with help from Logan Mese and Caden Warren.

Kenai cut it to 3-2 early in the third when Landen Cialek scored on assists from Avery Martin and Warren. But Matthew Plang scored later in the third to restore Juneau’s cushion.

Mason Sooter had 25 saves for the Bears, while Seanna Swanson stopped 17 for the Kardinals.


Stars 10, Bears 0

Kodiak 0 0 0 —0

Soldotna 3 2 5 —10

First period — 1. Soldotna, Medcoff (DeRaeve), 0:40; 2. Soldotna, Theiler (Larsen), 10:55; 3. Soldotna, Theiler (Appelhans, Burcham), 14:12. Penalties — Kodiak 2 for 4:00; Soldotna 2 for 4:00.

Second period — 4. Soldotna, Medcoff (Heath), 1:21; 5. Soldotna, Theiler (Appelhans, Burcham), 5:54. Penalties — Kodiak 3 for 6:00; Soldotna 2 for 4:00.

Third period — 6. Soldotna, Appelhans (Burcham), 0:59; 7. Soldotna, Theiler (Larsen, Burcham), 1:26; 8. Soldotna, Heath (un.), 3:41; 9. Soldotna, Theiler (Appelhans), 10:10; 10. Soldotna, Lockwood (un.), 13:56. Penalties — Kodiak 2 for 7:00; Soldotna 1 for 2:00.

Crimson Bears 4, Kardinals 2

Kenai 0 1 1 —2

Juneau 2 1 1 —4

First period — 1. Juneau, Holbrook (Sowa), 7:00; 2. Juneau, Bovitz (Monsef), 14:55. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 3. Juneau, Sowa (Moller, Holbrook), sh, 13:32; 4. Kenai, Vann (Mese, Warren), 13:34. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00; Juneau 2 for 4:00.

Third period — 5. Kenai, Cialek (Martin, Warren), 3:37; 6. Juneau, Plang (Johns, Bovitz), 10:45. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00; Juneau 1 for 5:00.

Shots on goal — Kenai 8-6-13—27; Juneau 6-13-2—21.

Goalies — Kenai, Swanson (21 shots, 17 saves); Juneau, Sooter (27 shots, 25 saves).

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