High School Sports

Top-seeded Dimond rallies for double-overtime CIC hockey victory over Eagle River

Teague Porter scored in double overtime to lift the top-seeded Dimond Lynx past Eagle River 3-2 in Thursday night’s Cook Inlet Conference semifinal game at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.

Porter’s goal gave Dimond its first lead of the game.

Eagle River led 2-0 after one period on goals from Joseph Radiff and Dylan Bender, but the fourth-seeded Wolves couldn’t hold onto their advantage.

Dimond tied the game 2-2 with second-period goals from Tyler Christiansen and Jack Dolan.

Goalie Olin Kelliher kept Eagle River in the game with 40 saves. Gage Guay finished with 13 for Dimond.

The victory puts the Lynx in Saturday’s championship game against the second-seeded South Wolverines. Dimond is 12-1 and South is 10-2.

Eagle River, which dropped to 7-7, will play third-seeded Service (7-6) in Friday’s third-place game.

It was the second time this week Eagle River played an overtime game. On Tuesday, the Wolves skated to a 2-1 first-round victory over West.

Saturday’s title game will mark the seventh time since 2005 that Dimond and South have met for the championship, with South owning a 4-3 edge. The Wolverines have won six CIC titles since the school opened back in 2005, including back-to-back crowns in 2018-19.

In that same span, Dimond has claimed five championships, the most recent one coming in 2014.

CIC Tournament

Tuesday’s results

Service 7, Chugiak 4

Eagle River 2, West 1 OT

Wednesday’s result

South 8, Service 2

Thursday’s result

Dimond vs. Eagle River

Friday’s game

6:30 p.m. — Service vs. Eagle River, 3rd place

Saturday’s game

6:30 p.m. — South vs. Dimond, championship

All games at Ben Boeke Ice Arena