For the fourth year in a row and the ninth time in 10 years, two Anchorage teams will clash for the state hockey championship.
Top-seeded South and third-seeded Service will clash Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Menard Center in Wasilla.
Service knocked off defending champion Dimond 2-1 and South marched past Colony 8-0 in Friday’s semifinals to advance to the title game.
In other games Saturday, Dimond meets Eagle River for third place at 2:30 and Colony and Wasilla play for fourth place at noon. Colony and Wasilla stayed alive Friday with consolation-round victories -- Colony beat West 4-1, and Wasilla stopped Palmer 7-1.
South and Service have met for the championship twice before, with South winning both times -- 3-2 in 2011 and 4-3 in double overtime in 2008.