Homer’s Tyler Gilliland and Soldotna’s Wyatt Medcoff jockey for position during a Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Tyler Gilliland and Soldotna’s Wyatt Medcoff jockey for position during a Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna hockey tops Homer

The Soldotna hockey team notched a big victory over host Homer on Wednesday in Railbelt Conference play. Soldotna is now 8-7 overall and 4-1 in the league.

Trent Powell, assisted by Wyatt Medcoff, scored with just 40 seconds left in the game to give the Stars a 4-3 victory.

Soldotna had taken the lead in the second period when Medcoff scored on an assist from Briar Books. Homer tied it when Ethan Pitzman scored on assists from Isaiah Nevak and Alden Ross, then with 7:04 left in the second Homer had a 2-1 lead when Nevak scored unassisted.

Soldotna tied the game with 49 seconds left in the second period when Medcoff scored on assists from Galen Brantley III and Powell.

In the third, Soldotna grabbed the lead at the 7:00 mark when Dylan Walton scored unassisted. Homer tied it with 4:16 left when Ross scored on assists from Tyler Gilliland and Pitzman.

Josh Tree stopped 23 for Soldotna, while Keegan Strong stopped 20 for Homer.

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