PREP HOCKEY: Eagles get the best of Eagle River

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:24
  • Eagle River’s Sal Demma races a West player for the puck during the Eagles’ 3-1 Cook Inlet Conference hockey win over the Wolves on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River’s Tucker Lien prepares to take a shot during the Wolves’ 3-1 Cook Inlet Conference hockey loss to West on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

For the second straight Cook Inlet Conference hockey game, Eagle River pulled off a third-period comeback Monday night at the McDonald Center — only this time, the opposition had an answer.

The Wolves tied the game at 1-1 with 9:13 left in the third period on a power play goal by Ty McEnaney off an Ian Newman assist.

But the score didn’t hold up, as West took the lead for good on Cyril Boots’s second goal of the game with 5:04 to go and the Eagles on a power play of their own. Revy Mack added an insurance goal with eight seconds left for West, which improved to 4-1-0 in the CIC and won its fourth straight game.

Ryan Gray stopped 19 shots for Eagle River, which fell to 2-3-0 in the conference.

The Wolves are off until Thursday, Nov. 30, when they’ll host first-place Dimond at 7:15 p.m. at the Mac.

Wolves beat Cougars in OT

Nick Silance scored four halfway through the overtime period to give Eagle River a 2-1 Cook Inlet Conference hockey win over Service on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

McEnaney assisted on the goal, which came with 4:19 left in OT and lifted Eagle River to 2-2-0 in the CIC.

Following a scoreless first period, Service (2-3-0 CIC) took a 1-0 lead heading into the third on a goal by Nicholas Austin with 3:07 left in the second.

Eagle River’s Michael Maddox tied the game on a Nat Nielsen assist early in the third period.

Gray made 35 saves for the Wolves, including 15 in the third period and overtime. Jordan Watson stopped 19 shots for the Cougars.

Eagle River plays Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:15 p.m. at the Mac against second-place West (3-1-0 CIC).

CIC STANDINGS (Through Nov. 20)

Team W L T

Dimond 4 0 0

West 4 1 0

South 3 0 0

Eagle River 2 3 0

Service 2 3 0

Chugiak 1 2 0

East 0 4 0

Bartlett 0 3 0

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Tuesday, Nov. 28

East at Chugiak, McDonald Center, 7:15 p.m.

Bartlett vs. West, Ben Boeke, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

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

Thursday, Nov. 30

Dimond at Eagle River, McDonald Ctr, 7:15 p.m.

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