Another battle of unbeatens highlights this week’s Cook Inlet Conference hockey schedule, and the South Wolverines are once more in the thick of it.
South, which handed Dimond its first loss of the season last week, will take a 5-0 conference record into a Wednesday game against the West Eagles, who are 4-0 in CIC play.
The game starts at 6:30 p.m. at Ben Boeke Arena, and the winner will be the conference’s lone undefeated team.
West comes into the match with the CIC’s three leading scorers, a group led by Chase Solberg, who has 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points.
Matthew Patchin has 22 points and Ian Keim has 17 points for the Eagles. In their last two CIC games, the Eagles have posted 15-0 wins over East and Bartlett, which are both winless in CIC play.
South has two players who have scored 10 points apiece, Logan Orr and Hayden Fox, to rank sixth in conference scoring. And it has goaltender Hannah Hogenson, who is 4-0 with a 1.75 goals-against-average.
Hogenson and Dimond’s Hunter Katness (3-1 with a 1.50 goals-against-average) are the conference’s top goaltenders.
CIC hockey standings (through Tuesday’s games)
Eagle River 2-2
This week’s games
South vs. West, 6:30 p.m., Ben Boeke
Service vs. East, 6:30, Ben Boeke
West vs. Chugiak, 6 p.m., Ben Boeke
Service 15, Bartlett 0
South 4, Dimond 2
Chugiak 17, Bartlett 0
West 15, East 0
West 15, Bartlett 0
Eagle River 7, East 0
South 8, Chugiak 2
Leading scorers (through Tuesday’s games)
Chase Solberg, West, 27 points
Matthew Patchin, West, 22
Ian Keim, West, 17
Luke Momblow, Chugiak, 15
Jarett Beckett, Chugiak, 14
Logan Orr, South, 10
Tay Kurpuis, Eagle River, 10
Hayden Fox, South, 10
This story has been updated with the results of Tuesday’s game between Service and Bartlett.