Bears slip past Bartlett, 5-3

JDHS pulls away late for sixth straight win

Posted: Friday, January 15, 2010

The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears extended their winning streak to six games with a hotly contested 5-3 win over the visiting Bartlett Golden Bears Thursday night at Treadwell Arena.

Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire
Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Chris Budbill got the scoring started for the Crimson Bears (7-8, 2-4) with a goal coming off the rebound of a Nick Mow deflected shot less than two minutes into the game.

Zachery Perry of Bartlett answered back near the end of the first period with a score of his own off a Tyler King assist to knot the score at 1-all.

The Crimson Bears controlled the puck for most of the period, yet still found themselves tied at one apiece at the end of the first in part because of a slew of nifty saves by Bartlett goalkeeper Stephen Deboer.

Perry found the net again in the second period for his second goal of the night off a Gabe Zorea assist just under a minute and a half into the period to make the score 2-1 in favor of Bartlett.

But the lead was short lived as Eric Verrelli responded three minutes later with a goal coming off a Zander Hoke assist to tie the game at 2-2.

Forty seconds later, Taylor Lehnhart found Mow for a score to give Juneau Douglas a 3-2 lead, but Bartlett's James Gephardt hooked up with Jerry Whitlie for a goal to tie the score at three heading to third.

The score held until Mow found the net during a Crimson Bear powerplay for his second score of the night off a pinpoint pass off Hill Holbrook to give JDHS the lead, 4-3, into the third.

Holbrook put the finishing touches on the win with an open-net goal assisted by Mow with 11 seconds left in the game after Bartlett had pulled their goal keeper in desperate need of a score.

Juneau Douglas' goalkeeper Matthew Noreen saved 13 of 16 shots, while Bartlett's Deboer made 42 of 47 saves in the loss.

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