Eagle River rolled to a 7-0 high school riflery sweep over Chugiak on Friday, Nov. 16 at Chugiak in the final regular-season match for both schools.
Ava Perkins led all shooters with a 285 for Eagle River, which also got a 284 from Maddie Bidinger, a 282 from Jonah Wegener and a 280 from Lindsey Foshee. Perkins shot a 100 in prone and also led all shooters with a 97 in kneeling. Foshee tied Chugiak’s Michael Sorensen with a 94 in standing to lead all shooters.
Sorensen was Chugiak’s top shooter with a 277, including a 98 prone and 94 standing.
Eagle River rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 2-1 comeback win over West in a nonconference prep hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17 at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.
The Wolves trailed 1-0 heading into the third period, but got a pair of power play goals in the final minutes to grab the win in a game that marred by a postgame fight.
CIC leading scorer Ty McEnaney scored the game-tying goal with 4:35 to play off assists from Tay Kurpius and Aidan Burton. The Wolves went in front for good on a Brayden Rachow goal off an assist from Logan Dudinsky.
Chugiak finished 19th and Eagle River was 29th at the 43-team Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday at the Menard Center in Wasilla.
Daniel Niebels led the Mustangs with a third-place finish at 189 pounds. Niebles beat Eagle River’s Andrew Hamilton in the quarterfinals before getting pinned by Glennallen’s Caden Gerlach in the semis. Niebles rallied for back-to-back pins over Eielson’s Nephi Tidwell and Kotzebue’s Ethan Roetman to earn third place.
In the past two years, the former Eagle River Wolves defenseman has gone from Yosemite Drive to the Kenai Peninsula to Muskegon, Michigan. Now, he’s heading to Rhode Island, where he’ll play Division I college hockey at the University of Providence.
A number of locals are in contention for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, which is currently soliciting votes for this year’s class.
Among the nominees this year are Eagle River’s Bobby Hill, a Special Olympics powerlifter; Corey Cogdell, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in trapshooting; Pam Dreyer, who won a bronze medal in women’s hockey as a goalie for Team USA at the 2006 Winter Olympics; and the late Stan Brown, who helped start the state’s Pop Warner Association (and for whom the Stan Brown Memorial Field at Lions Park is named after).
Service/East got a hat trick from Molly Millar and two goals each from Alena Glover and Elli Koloski to key a 10-2 high school girls hockey win over Chugiak/Eagle River Friday at the Dempsey-Anderson Ice Arena in Anchorage. Sydney Leonard, Hanna Godenzl and Emily Vandergon added goals for Service/East, which got nine saves from Lenaya Braniff and improved to 1-1.
McKinley Gray made 35 saves and Briana Paxson had a pair of unassisted goals for Chugiak/Eagle River (0-2).
Tyler Huffer scored the game-winning goal and Alayna Breivogel made it stand up Wednesday at Chugiak improved to 2-0 in the Cook Inlet Conference with a 1-0 high school hockey win over West at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.
Huffer’s unassisted tally came with 6:36 left in the third period and Breivogel made 26 saves to earn the shutout for Chugiak, which is 5-0 overall this season.
Will Simpson made 21 saves for West, which outshot the Mustangs 26-22.
Chugiak’s next game is a CIC clash with South on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Ben Boeke.