Lynx knock off Mustangs in prep hockey showdown

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 13:22
  • Chugiak’s Jarett Beckett skates with the puck during the Mustangs’ 3-1 Cook Inlet Conference hockey loss to Dimond on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Dimond scored twice in the first two minutes of the third period to earn a 3-1 comeback Cook Inlet Conference hockey win over Chugiak Thursday in a showdown of two of the conference’s top teams at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

The Mustangs led 1-0 after one period on a strike by Jarett Beckett off a Christopher Kennedy assist.

Chugiak fell to 7-3 in the CIC.

Dimond (6-3) tied the game on the first of two goals by Teague Porter early in the second period.

The Lynx took the lead for good on an unassisted tally by Dawson Thompson just 22 seconds into the third, and Porter added an insurance goal just 98 seconds later.

Hunter Katness made 12 saves to earn the win for Dimond, while Chugiak’s Kyle Watts stopped 20 of 23 shots for the Mustangs.

Mustangs gallop past West Valley

Chugiak got four goals from Luke Momblow to key an 8-0 nonconference high school hockey win Friday night at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

Grant Epple scored twice for the Mustangs, who also got goals from Jarett Beckett and Wyatt Young.

Olin Keliher made nine saves to earn the shutout for Chugiak, which outshot the Wolfpack 45-9. West Valley goalie Alexys Summar made 37 saves in the loss.

CIC standings

South 8-1

Chugiak 7-3

Eagle River 7-3

Dimond 6-3

Service 5-5

West 3-6

East 2-8

Bartlett 0-9

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