Colony Knights

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman prepares to take a shot at Colony’s goalkeeper, Bryant Marks, during a Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 hockey game between the two schools at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska.

The Colony Knights swept a three-game road trip on the Kenai Peninsula over the weekend scoring wins at Kenai, Homer and Soldotna.

Dane Jellich netted a hat trick to lead the Colony Knights to a 5-1 nonconference win over the Kenai Kardinals Saturday in Kenai.

Jacob Ross also scored twice for the Knights, who outshot Kenai 59-19. Jacob Begich scored the lone goal for the Kards. Jackson Cross made 54 saves in the Kenai net.

Homer tried to rally late, but Colony held on for a 7-5 nonconference win over the Mariners Friday in Homer.

The Mariners scored three times during the 5:25 of regulation. Alden Ross scored twice for Homer during the final two minutes.

Kaden Ketchum, Jacob Ross and Carson McLaughlin scored two goals each for the Knights. Ross also added a pair of assists.

Jellich used a pair of goals to lead the Colony Knights to a nonconference road win over the Soldotna Stars Thursday night in Soldotna.

The Stars took the lead in the first period, when Journey Miller scored on assists from Trent Powell and Wyatt Medcoff. But Dane Jellich would tie it before the end of the first for Colony.

In the second, the Stars had a goal called off when the net came loose. In the third, Jellich scored the game-winner with 9:03 to play.

Roman Sheperd had 23 saves for Colony, while Corbin Wirz stopped 25 for Soldotna.

Moose, Hawks suffer losses on the Peninsula

Trent Powell scored Soldotna’s first three goals, one in each period, to lead the Stars to a 4-1 Railbelt Conference win over Palmer Saturday in Soldotna.

Powell also grabbed an assist in the win. Wyatt Medcoff dished three helpers. Carter Greco scored the lone go for the Moose, who were outshot 44-14.

The Kardinals topped the Moose in Railbelt Conference action in a game that was moved to the Soldotna Regional Sports Center due to cold tempatures.

The game was scoreless after the first period, but Hunter Erwin, Cooper Stock and Daniel Shelden scored in the second for Kenai, while Owen Hayes had the lone goal of the second for Palmer.

In the third, Nate Beiser and Gavin Langham put Kenai up 5-1 before Hayes scored again.

Tommy Baker stopped 18 for Kenai, while Jackson Heard made 21 saves for Palmer.

In their first meeting since Palmer topped Homer in the 2019 Division II state championship game, the Mariners skated to a 5-2 win over the Moose Thursday in Homer.

Alex Nelius scored both goals for Palmer. Nelius scored twice in the second, tying the game at 1-1 and 2-2.

Tyler Gilliland used a hat trick to lead Homer to a 10-0 Railbelt Conference win over Houston Saturday in Homer. Isaiah Nevak added two goals and an assist. Keegan Strong earned the nine-save shutout.

Soldotna goalie Josh Tree stopped all 14 shots he faced as the host Soldotna hockey team defeated Houston 6-0 on Friday in Railbelt Conference action at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

David Aley put the Stars up 1-0 after the first, then Soldotna poured it on in the second period.

Galen Brantley III, Journey Miller, David Aley and Libby Miller scored for a 5-0 lead, then Trent Powell finished off the scoring in the third.

Josh Smoldon had 45 saves for Houston.

In a game that featured only a flurry of scoring in the third period, the Kenai Central hockey team defeated Houston

3-1 on Thursday in Railbelt Conference action at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility.

The Kardinals moved to 2-2-1 in the league and 5-6-1 overall.

The first two periods in the game went scoreless, with Houston goalie Josh Smoldon and Kenai goalie Jackson Cross

maintaining clean sheets.

With 6:00 left in the final period, Miles Marston scored unassisted to put the Kardinals up, but Houston’s Isaiah Squires had the immediate answer just 10 seconds later.

With 5:34 to play, Marston struck again, this time assisted by Nate Beiser. With 4:40 left, Beiser would bump the lead to3-1 with a strike assisted by Zach Burnett.

Warriors top Chugiak

Chase Schachle and Dylan Harbour each scored twice to lead Wasilla to a 6-3 nonconference win over Chugiak Saturday in Eagle River. Brendan Woolcott and Colin Goff also scored for the Warriors. Phillip Brevogel made 19 saves for Wasilla in the win.

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