Soldotna, Homer hockey notch victories

Soldotna, Homer hockey notch victories

A night after edging Palmer in overtime, the Soldotna Stars drilled Houston 9-2 Thursday night at the Big Lake Recreational Center in Big Lake.

Eight different players scored to help Soldotna earn its second Railbelt Conference win in as many days. Alex Montague led SoHi with a pair of goals. Braxton Urban, Logan Shane, Dylan Walton, Jose Montague, Galen Brantley III and David Aley also scored. Brantley led Soldotna with four assists. JD Schmelzenbach added three helpers for SoHi, which outshot Houston 55-23.

Kenzie Powell made 21 saves in the SoHi net.

Homer 6, Palmer 3

Ethan Pitzman used a natural hat trick and a four-goal night to lead Homer to a 6-3 win over Palmer Thursday at the MTA Events Center in Palmer.

The Railbelt rivals skated into the third tied at 3, but Pitzman scored three times within a four-minute stretch for the Mariners. Two of those goals came on the power play. Pitzman also scored his team’s first goal of the game.

Alden Ross added a goal and Tyler Glilland converted a penalty shot for the Mariners in the win.

Owen Hayes led Palmer with a pair of goals, including a breakaway for a score in the second. Peyton Weaver also scored for the Moose.

Homer outshot Palmer 36-30. Homer’s Hunter Warren and Palmer’s TJ O’Rourke made 30 saves each.

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