Wolves win second straight, Mustangs fall to CIC hockey heavyweights

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 13:32
  • Eagle River’s Tay Kurpius prepares to shoot the puck during the Wolves’ Cook Inlet Conference hockey game against East on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Barrett Pelant battles a South player for the puck during the Mustangs’ 8-2 loss to the Wolverines on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Luke Momblow, right, and South’s Colton Merken chase the puck during Chugiak’s 8-2 Cook Inlet Conference hockey loss to South on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Tucker Lien fires a shot during the Wolves’ Cook Inlet Conference hockey game against East on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Brooks Christian skates toward the puck during the Wolves’ Cook Inlet Conference hockey game against East on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Eagle River got two goals and three assists from both Tay Kurpius and Brooks Christian to claim a 7-0 Cook Inlet Conference hockey win over East Thursday at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

Kurpius has been red hot in the early season, scoring five goals and dishing five assists through Eagle River’s first four games.

Gavin McDonald had a goal and three assists for the Wolves, who got one goal each from Aaron and Jacob James.

Aiden Bruno made 15 saves to pick up the shutout for the Wolves, who outshot East 51-15 and improved to 2-2 in the CIC.

Bryce Erickson stopped 44 shots for the T-birds (0-3).

Eagle River will host Service on Nov. 26 in a 7:15 p.m. nonconference game at the McDonald Center.

Wolves blast Bartlett

Tucker Lien had a hat trick and two assists to lead Eagle River to a 6-1 CIC win Wednesday at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.

Tay Kurpius had two goals and two assists and Gunnar Sackerson found the net once for Eagle River, which got 10 saves from Reid Harbison and improved to 1-2 in the CIC.

Dylan Harrington stopped 39 of 40 shots for Bartlett (0-2), whose lone goal came on a power play strike by Bradley Beals.

South 8, Chugiak 2

Logan Orr scored a hat trick and notched assists to lead South to an 8-2 CIC win over Chugiak Thursday at Ben Boeke.

Keyan Breivogel and Jarett Beckett had power play goals for Chugiak, which got two assists from Barrett Pelant.

South goalie Hannah Hogenson stopped 23 of 25 shots as the first-place Wolverines improved to 4-0. Daegen Love stopped 15 of 20 shots and Rachel Symmes saved six of nine for Chugiak (1-3).

Chugiak plays Bartlett at 6:30 p.m. at Ben Boeke.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misspelled Love’s first name.

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