Hutchinson High School scored the first goal of the game Friday night, but Juneau-Douglas HIgh School responded with nine straight before the Salthawks could score again. It gave the Crimson Bears a 9-2 Greatland Conference high school victory at the Polar Ice Arena in North Pole.
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Albert Svenson, Trevor Lyden, James Gamez and Andrew Ainsworth each scored twice for Juneau, while Evan Wood had one goal.
Kacy Carlson was credited with five assists for the winners, while Gamez and Svenson had two apiece. Goaltenders Alex Vick and Kasy Preston stopped 32 shots to preserve the win.
Matt Cross scored both goals for the Hawks. His first goal came at 9:31 in the first period off assists by Matt McGovern and Tyler Bidwell.
The Salthawks' second goal came with 1:25 left in the game when Derek Gallagher set up Cross for the score.
Saturday night's game was very physical and filled with penalties, but the Bears came up with a strong 7-1 final score. "Both games were pretty rough, and both teams really enjoyed the games" Juneau-Douglas coach Steve Foster said.
The scoring was spread out through the lines with the red line scoring the most goals. Andrew Answorth and John Mayer both scored 2, with Trevor Lyden, John Carlson and Albert Svensson scoring 1 apiece.
"It was a heck of a series. The hosting was great, and the team is happy with the outcome" Foster said.
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