Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2005

Team 2 wins shootout in 3-on-3 hockey tourney

Team 2 went to a shootout to claim a 7-6 victory over Team 4 in the pee-wee division championship game of the Juneau-Douglas Ice Association's 3-on-3 youth hockey tournament held Dec. 27-28 at Treadwell Arena.

The score of the pee-wee division (age 11-12) title game was a 6-6 tie at the end of regulation play. Team 2 featured Eric Verrelli, Logan Miller, Anthony Boyd and Koddie Moe. Team 4 included Jake Eames, Trevor Held, Rhett Bennett and Ethan Akagi.

In the squirt division (age 9-10) title game, Team 2 beat Team 4, by three goals, 8-5. Team 2 featured Evan Carnahan, Kurt Vandor, Swan Niewoehner and Zach Miller. Team 4 was Billy Holbrook, Ethan Seid, Marc Heifetz and Neal Chapman.

The inaugural two-day tournament featured eight teams and 36 athletes. It was the first holiday tournament for youth players sponsored by the JDIA.

There also was a goalie competition that covered both age divisions. Garrett Cheeseman took first place and faced 57 shots in the final. Mario Perez and Peyton Millay tied for second place, while Matt Noreen took third place after facing 52 shots in the final.

Juneau's Joe Tompkins 15th at Disabled World Cup

Juneau mono-skier Joe Tompkins finished 15th out of 17 racers who completed the course in Wednesday's slalom at the Disabled World Cup alpine ski series in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Tompkins, a member of the U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team, finished with a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 43.50 seconds. His first-run time was 58.52 seconds, and his time on the second run was 44.98 seconds.

Martin Braxenthaler of Germany was the top male mono-skier in the slalom, with a two-run time of 1:14.84. Braxenthaler also won Tuesday's giant slalom race.

Full results are available on the Web at The ski series continues with a second slalom race today.

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