The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears hockey team lost 6-5 on a deflection in overtime to the Bartlett Golden Bears Saturday at Treadwell Arena.
Bartlett’s Mason Rafter tipped in a ricochet shot in front of the JDHS net at 8:39 of the extra 10-minute period.
“We just had a hard time getting into a rhythm,” Adams said. “Bartlett slowed down the game and we had a hard time adapting to it. The second game of any serious is always a test for us.”
The Crimson Bears struck first, getting a goal by Cole Cheeseman at 12:06 of the opening stanza on assists by Logan Moser and Grant Ainsworth.
Bartlett answered at 7:33 with a Joel Johnson score (assist Rafter)
Josh Lahnum scored at the 1:44 mark (Chase Barnum, Zach Easton) to answer Bartlett’s Rafter who hit 11 seconds earlier (Kyle Sun).
JDHS scored at 13:07 of the second as Cheeseman found the net again (Zach Hebert, Kathryn Noreen) and Bartlett took the 3-2 lead on Johnson’s goal at 11:59 (Rafter, Raphael Turner).
JDHS scored twice in the third period, Ainsworth at 10:21 (Hebert) and Hebert at 7:58 (Michael Dale). Bartlett’s Rafter hit at 7:48 by (Sun).
“This was a good wakeup call for us,” Adams said. “We weren’t able to play the full three periods today and, credit to Bartlett, they did.”
JDHS’ Zach Hebert, and Bartlett’s Joel Johnson and Mason Rafter were selected Players Of The Game.
JDHS penalties: Barnum (elbowing), Ainsworth (unsportsmanlike conduct), Moritz (checking from behind), Moller (boarding); Bartlett: Vandenbos (tripping, cross checking), Johnson (slashing).
The Crimson Bear will host conference leader, and powerhouse, West Valley on Friday and Saturday.