Juneau 10-And-Under Hockey Team Earns Title

    The Juneau Douglas Ice Associaton 10-and-under hockey team won the 10U Alaska State Hockey Association Division B state championship on Monday. (photo courtesy JDIA)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association 10-and-under youth hockey team won the 10U Alaska State Hockey Association Division B Championship on Monday at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena.

      Juneau went 6-0 in the three-day tournament which included wins over Kodiak 8-0, Alaska Avalanche 9-1, Kenai 11-0, Anchorage Willingham 11-2, and Anchorage Engel 3-1 before defeating the Gomez Foundation 8-1 for the title.

      In the title game Andrew Troxel scored in the second period for a Juneau 1-0 lead. Anchorage tied the game in the period but Troxel put Juneau on top again with 6:45 left to play in the third period.

      Juneau’s Calen Sooter added a score with under two minutes left to put the game out of reach according to coaches.

      Juneau coach Randy Host said it was the first time some of the players had ever skated in a tournament outside of Juneau. Host was assisted by coach Miles Brookes.

    Troxel scored 28 goals in the six games, Sooter had nine, Egan Brookes eight, Max Hayes four and Porter Love one.

      Tug Hansen, Sawyer Friend, Chance Griffin and Landry Kissner had assists.

      Hayes also had two shutouts in goal in three wins and Arya Gribbin had one shutout in her three victories. The team also had strong defensive showings from Tori Petrie, Oscar Lamb and Warren Ploof.

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