Ty McEnaney’s goal with less than four minutes to go lifted the Eagle River hockey team past previously undefeated South 1-0 and into first place in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Winners of three straight games, the Wolves improved to 6-2 in the Friday night game at the McDonald Center. That puts them in first place in the CIC with 12 points, two point ahead of South, which slipped to 5-1.
Brooks Christian and Aidan Burton assisted on McEnaney’s goal. Ryan Gray finished with 19 saves for Eagle River and Hannah Hagenson had 21 for South.
In the CIC’s other game Friday, West battered Bartlett 11-0 at Ben Boeke Arena behind Matthew Patchin’s three goals and three assists. Hayden Leflamme, the goalie for Bartlett’s seven-player squad, stopped 35 shots.
On Thursday in the CIC, Service surprised Dimond 2-1 and Chugiak shut out East 7-0.
Dimond outshot Service 40-15 but Service goalie Kevin Taunton stopped the first 39 shots he saw and didn’t allow a goal until Dimond’s Henry Miknich found the net with 36 seconds left in the game. Jake Hayes and Connor Homan scored for Service.
In Chugiak’s win over East, Luke Momblow racked up three goals and an assist.