Eagle River hockey team knocks off Service

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:30
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Eagle River took over sole possession of fourth place in the Cook Inlet Conference hockey standings with a 3-1 win over second-place Service on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

The Wolves took the lead early and never let up in front of their home crowd. Ty McEnaney opened the scoring with a power-play goal less than four minutes into the contest. Brooks Christian's goal with 5:11 left in the period made it 2-0 heading into the first intermission.

Service cut the lead to 2-1 midway through the second on a strike by Ben Martensen, but the Wolves got some insurance when Cam McDonald scored three minutes later.

Aiden Burton had two assists for the Wolves, who also got helpers from Joshua Linn, Ian Newman and Christian.

Ryan Gray made 24 saves for the Wolves, including 12 in the final period.

With the victory, Eagle River improved to 6-4-2 (14 points) and moved to within one point of Chugiak for third place in the CIC.

The Wolves next play on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:15 p.m., when the team will host non conference Soldotna at the McDonald Center.

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COOK INLET CONFERENCE STANDINGS
(Through Tuesday, Jan. 17)
W L T PTS
SOUTH WOLVERINES 9 1 1 19
SERVICE COUGARS 8 3 1 17
CHUGIAK MUSTANGS 7 3 1 15
EAGLE RIVER WOLVES 6 4 2 14
WEST EAGLES 6 5 0 12
DIMOND LYNX 3 7 1 7
EAST THUNDERBIRDS 3 7 0 6
BARTLETT BEARS 0 12 0 0

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