Stars Fall 3-2 In North Star Conference Hockey Tournament Final

The Soldotna Stars fell to the Wasilla Warriors 3-2 in the 2013 North Star Conference Hockey Championship Game;  both teams advance to the ASAA 4A State Hockey Championships, scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, January 7-9 at the Menard Arena in Wasilla.



Championship Game: SoHi 2 – Wasilla 3

The Soldotna Stars scored a first-period goal on one lone shot to take a 1-0 lead after one period of hockey.  In the second period, Wasilla scored a pair of goals for a 2-1 advantage.  The Stars tied the game mid-way through the final period at 2-2.  With both team skating a man short, Wasilla scored the game-winner with less than 2:00 remaining in regulation.


Friday Results

SoHi 4 – Palmer 2

The Soldotna Stars downed Palmer on Friday night at the Menard Arena.  SoHi advances to the championship final on Saturday to face Wasilla.

Wasilla 3 – Homer 0


Thursday Results

Kenai 0 – Homer 5

The Kenai Kardinals, seeded #5, faced-off against #4 seed Homer in the 5:00 p.m. tournament opener.

Kenai fell 5-0 to the Mariners; as both teams combined for over 60 shots.  Homer received a three-goal, hat trick from Tommy Bowe.  The Kardinals are eliminated from the NSC tournament and the Mariners advance to a 5:00 p.m. game against Wasilla.

Colony, #3 seed, faces Palmer, #6 seed, in the 7:15 p.m. game.



The Soldotna Stars, ranked #2,  have a first round bye and open their tournament on Friday at 7:15 p.m. against the winner of the Colony/Palmer game.  The Wasilla Warriors, unbeaten in conference play, open against the winner of the Kenai/Homer game at 5:00 p.m. Friday.

 The Soldotna game will be broadcast on ESPN 1140AM.

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