Thursday’s prep hockey roundup

The Kenai Central hockey team won a second straight wild game, coming back in the third period to topple Bartlett in nonconference action Thursday in Anchorage.

The Kardinals trailed 7-4 in the third period before scoring four unanswered goals for the win.

The goals came from Levi Mese at 10 minutes, 4 seconds, Jordan Knuston at 8:21, Miles Marston at 3:23 and Mese again — completing a hat trick — at 1:06.

The Kardinals had gone up 2-0 in the game on goals by Tyler Lingafelt and Mese, but Bartlett had a 4-2 lead early in the second period. Goals by Nate Beiser and Knutson cut the gap to 5-4 at the end of the second period.

Ryan Williams made 34 saves for the Kardinals, while Guy Hendrickson stopped 16 for Bartlett. Kenai stays in Anchorage to face East at 4:30 p.m. today and Eagle River at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

Eagle River 3, Soldotna 0

The host Wolves notched a shutout and a nonconference victory over the Stars on Thursday.

Each of Eagle River’s goals came late in the period. Josh Linn scored late in the first, Brooks Christian had a goal late in the second, and Linn added an empty-netter in the third.

Billy Yoder had 28 saves for the Stars.

Soldotna plays at Chugiak at 7:15 p.m. today and at Bartlett at 4:45 p.m. Saturday

Homer 6, East 4

The visiting Mariners scored the last three goals of the game to top the Thunderbirds in nonconference action.

Homer was down 4-3 in the third, but Robby Larson, Lee Lowe and Ethan Pitzman all scored to cement the win.

Lowe, Pitzman and Nevak all scored earlier in the game.

Hunter Warren had 23 saves for Homer.

Homer plays at West at 6:45 p.m. today and at South at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday

Kardinals 8, Golden Bears 7

Kenai 2 2 4 — 8

Bartlett 2 3 2 — 7

First period — 1. Kenai, Lingafelt (Hagel), 0:58; 2. Kenai, Mese (un.), 2:04; 3. Bartlett, Mackin (un.), pp, 10:59; 4. Bartlett, Bell (un.), sh., 14:03. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00; Bartlett 2 for 4:00.

Second period — 5. Bartlett, Bell (Mackin), 3:04; 6. Bartlett, Vandenboss (Mackin), 4:24; 7. Kenai, Beiser (O’Brien), 9:19; 8. Bartlett, Vandenboss (Bell), sh, 10:08; 9. Kenai, Knutson (un.), sh., 13:06. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00; Bartlett 2 for 4:00.

Third period — 10. Bartlett, Bell (Mackin, Vandenboss), 1:10; 11. Bartlett, Bell (Ulrich-Mewborn, Abrego), 2:45; 12. Kenai, Mese (un.), 4:56; 13. Kenai, Knutson (Beiser), 6:39; 14. Kenai, Marston (un.), 11:37; 15. Kenai, Mese (Hagel), 13:54. Penalties — none.

Shots on goal — Kenai 9-5-10—24; Bartlett 14-18-9—41.

Goalies — Kenai, Williams (41 shots, 34 saves); Bartlett, Hendrickson (24 shots, 16 saves).

Wolves 3, Stars 0

Soldotna 0 0 0 — 0

Eagle River 1 1 1 — 3

First period — 1. Eagle River, Linn (McEnaney, Burton), 14:29.

Second period — 2. Eagle River, Christian (un.), 14:34.

Third period — 3. Eagle River, Linn (un.), en, 13:52.

Shots on goal — Soldotna 6-1-3—10, Eagle River 11-12-8—31.

Goalies — Soldotna, Yoder (30 shots, 28 saves).

Mariners 6, Thunderbirds 4

Homer 1 2 3 — 6

East 0 3 1 — 4

First period — 1. Homer, Lowe (Kuzmin), 12:23.

Second period — 2. East, Eddens (Solberg, Tosi), 0:30; 3. Homer, Pitzman (un.), 2:00; 4. East, Eddens (Hayes, Solberg), 4:40; 5. Homer, Nevak (Larson, Roderick), 13:29; 6. East, Hayes (Solberg, Eddens), 14:37.

Third period — 7. East, Eddens (un.), 4:23; 8. Homer, Larson (Pitzman, Lowe), 9:21; 9. Homer, Lowe (Kuzmin, Weston), 12:22; 10. Homer, Pitzman (Larson, Lowe), 14:38.

Shots on goal — Homer 4-6-12—22; East 10-9-8—27.

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