JDHS Hockey Team Finishes Road Ice Trip

    The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears hockey team is shown in action against Kenai on Saturday. (courtesy photo JDHS)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé hockey team finished their road trip to the Kenai Peninsula with some valuable experience and strong competition but three losses to Railbelt Conference opponents, including falling to Soldotna 4-3 on Friday and 3-1 to Kenai on Saturday.

      Stat sheets for Friday and Saturday games were not available by publication time. Look for a story and interview soon at kinyradio.com. JDHS also lost to Soldotna 4-2 on Thursday. A story on that game is on kinyradio.com.

      JDHS is 3-6-1 overall and 3-5-1 in the Railbelt Conference. The Crimson Bears have lost to DI Wasilla, 8-3, on the road. In conference, the Crimson Bears have defeated Homer 4-2, tied Homer 2-2, lost to Homer 4-3, and lost to Kenai 5-4, all on the road. They defeated Kodiak 6-2 and 8-1 at Treadwell Arena. They lost to Soldotna 4-2 and 4-3 and Kenai 3-1, all on the road.

      JDHS finishes their season at home, hosting DII Railbelt Conference rival Palmer on Jan. 14-15, Friday and Saturday; DII Aurora Conference foe Tri-Valley Jan. 15-17, and DII Railbelt leader Houston Jan. 28-29 for senior night.

      The DII state hockey championships are Feb. 3-5 at Wasilla’s Curtis Menard Sports Complex. The top three teams from the Railbelt and Aurora automatically qualify. The two at-large bids are decided from a pool of the fourth and fifth place finishers in those conferences.

      The winner of the DII tournament advances to play in the DI hockey state championships Feb. 10-12 at Wasilla.

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