Alaska sports report for Jan. 22

prep girls hockey

South-Bartlett wins

Two late third-period goals lifted the South-Bartlett girls hockey team to a 5-4 Cook Inlet Conference win over Service East on Tuesday at Ben Boeke Arena.

Service-East took a 4-3 lead on a goal from Bria Lindsoe with 9:24 remaining in the final period, but South-Bartlett's Morgan Newhouse knotted it at 4-4 on a power play goal with 4:13 left. Geri Imbriani struck for the game winner with 2:24 to play.

South-Bartlett got two goals from Mackenzie Millen, one from Alahna Stivers-Myers and 12 saves from goalie Tamare Bill.

Felila Manu, Cala Delevergne and Amy Brassard accounted for Service-East's early goals, with goalie Sarah Widmayer making 13 saves.


Dimond-West triumphs

Taral Clayton's two goals helped the Dimond-West girls hockey team pick up a 4-2 victory over Chugiak-Eagle River in a CIC game at the McDonald Center on Tuesday.

Clayton's second goal tied the score at 2-2 with just more than seven minutes left in the second period. Ally Brodie put Dimond-West on top 3-2 with a goal less than two minutes later and Miryea Herman added the team's fourth goal early in the third period.

Holly Linder and Kelly Ireland each scored first-period goals for Chugiak-Eagle River, which was outshot 34-7.


prep boys hockey

Eagle River 3, West 1

With two goals from Brett Wood and another from Stephen Wescott, Eagle River toppled West 3-1 in a boys Cook Inlet Conference hockey game at the McDonald Center on Tuesday. 

After a scoreless first period, Wescott gave Eagle River a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the second. Wood added a power-play goal to put the Wolves up 2-0 going into the third. 

West’s Ryder Schwann cut the advantage to 2-1 with 3:47 remaining in the game, but Wood stretched the lead back to two with 1:43 left. 

Eagle River goalie Justin Lopez saved 21 shots, and West goalie Joe Chekan saved 18. 


East 14, Bartlett 3

The East boys hockey team scored six goals in the second period Tuesday, and Brian Cresap scored four times to help the Thunderbirds roll to a 14-3 win over Bartlett in a CIC game at Ben Boeke Arena.

Cresap scored East's first two goals and Joe Quinn added the first of his two goals in the first-period's final minute to put the Thunderbirds up 3-2 at the first intermission.

Bartlett tied it at 3-3 on a goal from Joel Johnson just seven seconds into the second period, but two consecutive goals by Christian Luiten sparked a big second period for the Thunderbirds, who led 9-3 going into the third.

Davis Kitagawa made six saves to earn a win in goal for East, which outshot Bartlett 62-9.



Five to enter Hall

Five men will be inducted into the Alaska chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame prior to the championship finals of the state wrestling tournament Feb. 2 at Bartlett High.

Patrick Costello, Steven Wolfe, Don Hather, Joe Floyd and Dudley Homelvig will be inducted.

Banquet tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children. To purchase tickets, download a registration form at, or call NWHF treasurer Mark Stiller at 441-6949. Tickets also will be on sale at the state tournament.


Hall of Fame Inductees

Costello, who has coached wrestling in Alaska since 1977, is a two-time state wrestling coach of the year. His first coaching honor came while he was with New Stuyahok in 1983 and his second came with Kodiak in 1992. He currently coaches wrestling and teaches physical education at Kodiak, where he has been since 1990.

Wolfe coached at Homer high from 1976-96, producing three state championship teams. A retired teacher, Wolfe is the president of the Alaska Coaches Association and author of several wrestling books.

Hather, who died in 2011, was inducted to the Alaska coaches Hall of Fame and Alaska officials Hall of Fame in 1993. He coached for Hoonah, Tok and Skagway between 1965-97, and he officiated at the high school and college levels from 1960-70.

Floyd coached wrestling at Kodiak High for 26 years and was inducted to the Alaska wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007.

Homelvig, who teaches English and physical education at Nome High, coached wrestling from 1984-07 at Nome and Kenai. He was a three-time Region I coach of the year.



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