The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team again blasted visiting Delta Junction in the chilly confines of Treadwell Arena.
In what began as a modest scoring game and turned into a balanced shooting spree for the Crimson Bears, Kaipo Tseu hit the first goal of the game with 2:29 left in the first period on assists by Kevin Sigler and Chris Jacobson.
In the second period JDHS went up 4-0 before the Huskies touched the net. Ethan Seid scored on an assist by Dillon Tomaro; Tomaro scored on assists by Seid and Sigler; and Jacobson scored on an assist by Matt Campbell and Marc Heifetz.
Delta Junction then found the score buzzer as Brett Smith scored unassisted and then scored again with an assist by Clay Jenkins.
Crimson Bears’ Tod Basden scored before the period ended on an assist by Jonathan Weston and JDHS led 5-2.
Zach Easton scored unassisted for JDHS at the 6:45 mark of the third period and Delta’s Smith answered at 1:55. With just 16 seconds to play Weston connected with assists by Holbrook and Bicknell to put the final score at 7-3.
The Crimson Bears’ defense stepped up in this game, allowing only 16 shots on goal and Griffin Bozarth stopped 13. JDHS peppered Delta Junction goalie Colten Schultz with 33 shots.
The Crimson Bears also cut down on penalty minutes. Kevin Zigarlick was called for rough twice, Heifetz once and Seid got a tripping penalty. Basden was called for holding and Dalton L’Allier for unsportsmanlike like conduct. Delta Junction was called for tripping three times, slashing, roughing and head contact twice each, and cross checking.
JDHS (2-0-0) hosts one of the strongest teams in the state when East Anchorage High School comes to town on Thursday (7 p.m.) and Friday (8 p.m.).