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CIC hockey tournament opens with an OT win for Eagle River and a 3-goal win for Service

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: 1 day ago
  • Published 1 day ago

Service High's Zackery Parrish slips the puck past Chugiak goaltender Daegan Love for the first goal in Service's 7-4 win Tuesday in the opening game of the CIC hockey tournament at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Service and Eagle River took different paths to victory in the Cook Inlet Conference hockey tournament Tuesday at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.

Goals were easy to come by in the first game, especially for the third-seeded Service Cougars, who used goals from seven players to roll past sixth-seeded Chugiak 7-4.

Goals were at a premium in the late game, where fourth-seeded Eagle River needed overtime to get past fifth-seeded West 2-1.

West High Eagles goalie Jasper Carpenter makes a save as Eagle River Wolves Illka Saarinen watches the puck during the CIC hockey tournament at Ben Boeke Ice Arena on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Service advances to a Wednesday semifinal against second-seeded South, and Eagle River moves into a Thursday semifinal against top-seeded Dimond.

Gunnar Sackerson’s overtime goal lifted Eagle River, which improved to 7-6.

The game was scoreless until the third period, when Gavin McDonald scored for Eagle River and Marty Tumey scored for West.

West, which finished the season with a 4-8 record, got a 39-save performance from Jasper Carpenter. Olin Kelliher stopped 13 shots for Eagle River.

West's Evan Fitzgerald and Eagle River's Gunnar Sackerson battle for the puck Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)

In the early game, Service got short-handed goals from Thomas Edmondson in the first period and Jonathan Fisher in the second period.

The Cougars led 3-1 after one period on goals from Zackery Parrish, Jaden Hope and Edmondson. Wyatt Hickoff, Morgan Pagels and Fisher added second-period goals for a 6-3 Service lead, and Jack Carter scored in the third period.

Chugiak’s goals came from Blake Francione, Ajay Johnson, Hunter Merrick and Seth Strange.

Service goalie Aidan Efird made 15 saves to help his team improve to 7-5. Daegan Love had 33 saves for the Mustangs, who ended the season with a 4-9 record.

The championship game is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ben Boeke.

Service captain Wyatt Hickok takes a hit from a Chugiak's Hunter Merrick on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Service's Colton Hoff and Thomas Edmondson celebrate a goal as Chugiak goalie Daegan Love watches Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Tuesday’s games

Service 7, Chugiak 4

Eagle River 2, West 1 OT

Wednesday’s game

6:30 p.m. — South vs. Service, Ben Boeke

Thursday’s game

6:30 p.m. — Dimond vs. Eagle River, Ben Boeke

Service's Zackery Parrish and Chugiak's Aidan McEwen both go for the puck Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Shawn Felths disinfects the bench area between games Tuesday at the CIC hockey tournament. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Service High players celebrate a goal. (Bill Roth / ADN)
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