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Chugiak-Eagle River’s love of hockey has created a problem — the community doesn’t have enough ice support any additional teams.

“We are pretty much at the saturation level,” Mustangs Hockey Association office manager Molly Gray said.

If MHA’s numbers remain constant — as they have the past five years — another rink will be needed to alleviate the demand on the McDonald Center, Gray said.

“If we’re going to continue to develop our players, we’re going to need more ice,” she said.

It’s time to see who’s the hottest shot in the CIC.

The battle for the Cook Inlet Conference riflery championship gets underway at West High on Friday, Dec. 2 and concludes Saturday, Dec. 3.

On Friday, “B” and “C” teams will shoot at 2:30 p.m. The next day, “A” teams begin their region championship shoot at 9 a.m.

Spectators are welcome to attend, although they must remain in the upstairs viewing area.

Dimond High won the regular season championship by going undefeated in the conference.

Dominic Taus and Logan Sheets each won individual titles at the Robin Hervey tournament in Kodiak on Nov. 18-19.

Taus, a senior ranked sixth in Class 4A at 145 pounds by Akmat.org, wrestled up and won the 152-pound championship.

Sheets, Class 4A’s fourth-ranked 170-pounder, won at 170 pounds, while teammte Nate Gorski placed fourth in the division.

The Wolves were particularly deep at 220-pound class, where Kevin Gilliland was second, Nick Greener third and John Brassell finished fourth.

Chugiak 5, Bartlett 2

Josiah Steff, Kris Tomazevic, Hunter Hanson, Josh Smith and Connor Hetzel each notched goals in Chugiak’s 5-2 CIC win over Bartlett on Nov. 29 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. Matt Bennett made 14 saves to earn the win.

 

Chugiak 2, West 0

Joey Lindquist posted a 23-save shutout while Ted Walters and Kris Tomazevic scored goals to give Chugiak a 2-0 win over West on Nov. 22 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

The 2011-12 high school Nordic ski season gets underway on Saturday, Dec. 3 with the annual Service Snowball races, the traditional annual kick-off to the season.

According to the Anchorage Nordic Ski Association, trails around the Anchroage bowl are in great shape thanks to persistent early-season snowfall.

This year’s Snowball races will be freestyle sprints. Racing action begins at 11 a.m., with each skier making a 1.8-kilometer qualifying run to determine who moves on to the quarterfinals.

Kelly Cobb is making another big run.

The Duke University freshman striker and 2011 Chugiak High graduate helped her team earn a spot in the women's soccer national semifinals — also known as the College Cup — with a 2-0 win over Long Beach State on Friday, Nov. 25.

Cobb didn't score in the match, though she did lead the team in shots — including one that bounced off the crossbar.

So far this year, Cobb leads her team in goals (11), points (30), shots (89), shots on goal (40) and game-winning goals (6). 

The Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team rebounded after being outscored 18-4 in three straight losses to Fairbanks with a 6-4 win over Mat-Su on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the McDonald Center.

Rachel Russell and Holly Linder scored two goals apiece for CER.

After falling behind 2-0, CER tickled the twine three times in less than a minute to hold a one-goal lead after the first period.

The flurry of offensive gave CER a boost of energy, Linder said.

“It got our team going,” she said.

Eagle River’s Andrew K. Tooyak III and Ryan Lavey recently won first-place medals at the ISKF USA National Karate Touranment in Denver Colo. on Nov. 5-6.

Tooyak won the Collegiate Men’s championship in Black Belt Kata (forms), while Lavey won the Boys 16-17 Black Belt Kumite (sparring) title.

The duo traveled to Colorado as part of the 12-member Alaska Region ISKF team under the guidance of head coach Charles Holness and overseer Anthony Nakazawa.

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