The Kenai Kardinals improved their North Star Conference record to 3-1 on Tuesday night, downing the Homer Mariners at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex 5-3.
Ross Hanson recorded a three-goal, hat trick for Kenai scoring the Kardinals final two goals on the night.
Following a scoreless first period, Kenai and Homer traded goals in the second period with Jake Eubank scoring just :14 seconds into the second. Hanson, TJ Wagoner ad Hanson goals lead to a 4-2 Kenai lead after two periods. In the third period following a Mariner goal to close to 4-3, Hanson’s final goal lead to a 5-3 Kardinal victory. Homer goalie Markian Poushkin recorded 33 saves; Kenai’s Nate O’Lena stopped 24 of 27 Mariner shots.
Later this week on Friday and Saturday, Kenai and SoHi will host Bartlett and West in non-conference games at SRSC.
4:15 pm SoHi vs West @ Soldotna Regional Sports Complex
1:45 pm Kenai vs West @ Soldotna Regional Sports Complex
All games will be broadcast on ESPN 1140AM and on the web at www.radiokenai.com