JDHS hockey splits up north

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2008

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team split the first two games of a a four-day road trip in northern Alaska on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Crimson Bears fell to West Valley 5-1 on Thursday in Fairbanks but beat Tri-Valley 2-0 in Healy.

On Thursday, JDHS fell behind 2-1 in the first period as Logan Miller scored the Bears' lone goal. Albert Svensson assisted on Miller's tally.

West Valley scored once more in the second period then scored twice during a 33-second stretch in the third period to close out the win.

JDHS goaltender Sam Post stopped 23 of 28 shots in the loss as the Wolfpack outshot JDHS 28-10.

In Wednesday's victory, Crimson Bears freshman goaltender Matt Noreen made 14 saves to earn his fourth shutout this season. Juneau-Douglas (11-8-1) guaranteed its second-straight winning season with the victory.

Svensson put JDHS ahead midway through the first period when he scored of Jake Eames' assist.

Josh Mayer then iced the victory with about five minutes left in regulation with an unassisted goal.

The game was played on an outdoor rink in Healy as the temperature hovered around -10 degrees.

JDHS will remain in Fairbanks to play Lathrop today and finish the season against Monroe Catholic on Saturday.

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