Crimson Bears Hockey Team Battles on Kenai Road Trip

    The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears, shown in scrimmage action earlier this season, played at Homer and Kenai over the weekend and will host Kodiak Friday and Saturday at Treadwell Arena. (Klas Stolpe)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - One night after skating to a 2-2 tie in an overtime game against Homer, the Juneau-Douglas Kalé Crimson Bears dropped a 4-3 rematch against the Mariners on Friday and then dropped a 5-4 game in overtime at Kenai on Saturday.

      Juneau broke the ice against Homer with Colton Johns scoring at 12:30 of the first period with assists by Cody Roomsburg and Ian Moller.

      Homer tied the game at the 6:00 mark of the period with a goal by Matfey Reutov, assisted by Brock Barth.

      The Mariners then scored two goals in the second period. Micah Williams netted a goal at 9:19, assisted by Reutov and Ethan Drake, and Williams scored again at 9:05, assisted by Reutov and Dylan Arno.

      Juneau pulled within 3-2 as Sonny Monsef scored at 11:31 of the third period, assisted by Fin Shibler and Andre Peirovi.

      Homer took a 4-2 advantage at the 2:36 mark on a goal by Barth, assisted by Owen Pitzman and Hunter Green.

      Juneau added a final goal with 1:33 remaining. Shibler scored, assisted by Caden Johns and Peirovi.

      Brayden Baxter stopped 25 shots on goal for the Crimson Bears and Keegan Strong stopped 31 for the Mariners.

      Juneau had an unsportsmanlike penalty in period one, an interference penalty in the second and a roughing penalty in the third. Homer had three penalties in the first period, two for tripping and one for unsportsmanlike conduct.

      Juneau then played at Kenai in another fast and physical game.

      Kenai scored first at 13:47 of the first period with the Kardinals Jacob Begich going unassisted.

      Juneau tied the game at the 7:03 mark of the first period on a goal by Peirovi, assisted by Joey Meier and Dylan Murdoch.

      Kenai took a 2-1 advantage at the 3:19 mark on an unassisted goal by Reagan Graves.

      Juneau tied the game at the 12:52 mark of the second period on a goal by Moller, assisted by Camden Kovach and Meier and took a 3-2 lead at the 6:44 mark on a goal by Meier unassisted.

      Kenai tied the game at the 5:24 mark of the second period on a goal by Begich, assisted by Caden Warren.

      The Kardinals took a 4-3 lead in the third period when Warren scored at 12:02 assisted by Daniel Sheldon.

    Juneau tied the score with a goal by C. Johns unassisted at the 3:46 mark but ran out of ice time and into overtime.

    Sheldon scored at the 6:00 mark of overtime for Homer, assisted by Logan Mese and Begich, and Juneau could not answer.

      Mason Sooter saved 30 shots on goal for the Crimson Bears and the Kardinals Carson Koppos 32.

      Juneau had penalties of hooking, roughing and tripping in the first period; hooking in the second period; high sticking and tripping in the third period; and head contact in the overtime.

      Kenai had penalties of interference and slashing and two tripping calls in the first period, and crosschecking in the second and third periods.

      Juneau will host Kodiak at Treadwell Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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