Icing the season

Pat's, Titans claim JAHA fall tournament titles

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2003

Bob Stone scored three goals to lead Pat's Douglas Inn to a 4-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets in Sunday's Tier I championship game of the Juneau Adult Hockey Association's fall-season tournament at Treadwell Arena.

In recording his hat trick, Stone scored a pair of empty-net goals in the game's final 1 1/2 minutes as the Yellow Jackets pulled their goalie in favor of an extra attacker. Jerry Nankervis scored the other goal for Pat's, which is also known as Team Red in JAHA's color-coded world.

The Nankervis goal was the game-winner, breaking a 1-1 tie with 3 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game.

Aaron Jacobs scored the lone goal for the Yellow Jackets, with an assist from Mike Dziuba. The Yellow Jackets had to come through the losers' bracket, since they lost 5-4 in overtime to Pat's earlier in the tournament.

In the Tier II tournament, the Black Titans completed a nice turnaround from a 3-13-4 regular season by beating Shock & Awe, also known as Team Gray, 3-1 in Sunday's early championship game.

Bob Ryznar scored the game-winning goal with 34 seconds left in the game to lead the Titans. Earlier in the game, Ryznar set up a goal by Michelle Ridgway. Randy Host added an insurance goal with five seconds left in the game for the Titans.

The lone Shock & Awe goal was scored by Wayne Campbell, with an assist by Jeff Nichols. Since Shock & Awe lost 2-1 in overtime to the Black Titans earlier in the tournament, it had to play a losers' bracket game at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, then return to play for the championship at 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

Later in the day, the fall season awards were presented during a banquet at the Elk's Club.

Pat's Douglas Inn won the Tier I regular-season title with an 11-7-2 record, followed by the Yellow Jackets at 10-8-2, the Team Blue-Chiefs at 9-11-0 and the Team Green-WMD at 6-10-4.

Jens Hinderlie of the Yellow Jackets won the most valuable player award after leading the division in scoring with 26 goals and 22 assists. Dave McKenna of Team Green-WMD was named the best defenseman and George Johnson of Team Blue-Chiefs was named the best goalie.

In Tier II, Yellow Fever won the regular-season title with a 15-4-1 record. Fever was followed in the standings by Shock & Awe at 12-4-4, the Green Trolls and Red Army both at 8-7-5, the Black Titans at 3-13-4 and Code Blue at 4-15-1.

Tim Foster of the Titans won the tier's MVP award and was the top scorer with 16 goals and six assists. Valerie Bue of the Titans won the best defenseman award and Eddie Petrie of Team Green-WMD won the best goalie award.

The winter JAHA season opens on Jan. 12 and runs through mid-April. For more information, check out the league's Web site at http://www.juneauhockey.org.

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