Wolves keep winning, knock off nonconference Knights

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 15:26
  • Eagle River’s Gunnar Sackerson, left, takes a faceoff against Colony’s David Moore during the Wolves’ 2-1 nonconference hockey win at the McDonald Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Dylan Bender corrals the puck during the Wolves’ 2-1 nonconference high school hockey win over Colony on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River goalie Ryan Gray watches the puck as Eagle River defenseman Gavin McDonald battles Colony’s Dane Jellich during the Wolves’ 2-1 nonconference hockey win over the Knights on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. (Matt Tunseth)

Eagle River ran its winning streak to four in a row with a 2-1 nonconference high school hockey win Tuesday night at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

Tay Kurpius scored the game-winner with 8:12 left in the third period off assists from Dylan Bender and Jacob Whetsell.

The Wolves opened the scoring with a Brooks Christian short-hander off an Aaron James assist less than five minutes into the first period, but the Knights equalized late in the frame with an unassisted tally from Carson Lantto.

Ryan Gray made 22 stops for the Wolves, who were outshot 23-14.

Eagle River plays nonconference West Valley at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the McDonald Center.

Upcoming high school hockey games:

Thursday, Dec. 5

Soldotna at Chugiak, McDonald Center, 5 p.m.

West Valley at Eagle River, McDonald Center, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6

Chugiak/Eagle River girls vs. South/Bartlett, Dempsey Anderson Ice Arena, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Chugiak at West, Ben Boeke, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Eagle River at Service, Ben Boeke, 6:30 p.m.

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

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