CHS hockey deals South first conference loss; Wolves cruise past East
Chugiak rang in the New Year with a bang by knocking off first-place and previously unbeaten South at the McDonald Center in Eagle River, the first Cook Inlet Conference high school hockey action for either side since returning from the holiday break.
John Hammer scored with 1:05 left in the extra frame to ice the 2-1 win for the Mustangs and Andrew Beckett picked up the assist on the game-winner, which came just nine seconds after a Chugiak timeout.
The game had been tied since the first period, after the Wolverines (8-1-1, 17 points) got a score from Nick Corbin and the Mustangs drew even with a Luke Momblow goal off assists from Macsen Cottle and Grant Epple.
Jack Walters stopped 33 shots for Chugiak, including four in overtime. Hannah Hogenson saved 17 shots for South.
The win lifted Chugiak (7-3-1, 15 points) into a second-place tie with Service in the CIC standings.
Wolves thump T-birds
Eagle River took over sole possession of fourth place in the CIC with a 7-2 win over East Tuesday night at Ben Boeke.
Sutton McDonald and Josh Linn scored two goals each for Eagle River, which improved to 5-4-2 (12 points) in conference play. East dropped to 3-6-0 (6 points). Brandon Lajoie, Cam McDonald and Aidan Burton also scored goals for Eagle River, which got at least one assist from nine different players.
Devon Ament and Kyle Johnson scored for East.
Ryan Gray had 12 saves to pick up the win in net for Eagle River.