The final week of the regular season for high school hockey opened on Tuesday, January 28 at the Homer Ice Rink, with the Kenai Kardinals downing the Homer Mariners 6-5 in overtime in North Star Conference action.
Kenai 6 – Homer 5 OT
An overtime goal by Ross Hansen pushed the Kardinals past the Homer Mariners; after Kenai allowed Homer three, third period goals to tie a contest that appeared to be well-in-hand for the Kardinals. Kenai lead 5-2 entering the final period on the strength of three, second period goals; two by Jake Eubank and a goal for Mike Tilley. The Kardinals lead 2-1 after one period on goals by Eubank and Kyle Olsen.
For the game, Jake Eubank scored a three-goal hat trick.
The Kardinals stand at 5-4 in the NSC; Soldotna also owns a 5-4 regular season record. Kenai and SoHi will close the regular season on Saturday, February 1st at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex with a 4:15 p.m. game time. The winner of the game will earn the #3 seed into the North Star Conference tournament, which is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, February 6-8 at the Homer Ice Rink.