JDHS trounces Tok

Crimson Bears dominate Wolverines in weekend series

Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009

After crushing the Tok Wolverines the first night by a score of 11-0 on Friday, it took Juneau-Douglas about three minutes to go up 2-0 Saturday, and the Bears rolled to a 10-0 win at Treadwell Arena.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire

The one-sided match gave the Bears a chance to play five junior varsity players.

Juneau kept the puck near Tok's goal for most of the game.

In fact, Tok had no shots on goal during the second period and only a total of eight shots for the game compared to 51 shots on goal for Juneau-Douglas.

The Bears that scored single goals were Logan Hulse, Christopher Budbill, Cole Carnahan, Ben Peyton, Talyor Lenhart and Dillion Tomaro. Nick Mow and freshman JV player Shamil Blaisdell both had two goals each. Mow also had three assists for the game.

With two more wins under their belts, Juneau is now at 4-8 on the season. The Bears finish off their regular season with eight consecutive home games against Homer, Bartlett, West Valley and Delta Junction.

The next games for JDHS are Jan. 8-9 against Homer. Mow, who was named player of the game Saturday, said they are looking forward to a rematch against Homer, a team that beat them earlier this season.

"It's a big game, we're looking forwrad to it," he said. "We owe Homer big time. We're going to come out hard and set the pace of the game."

On a night where nothing could go wrong for Juneau Douglas, the Crimson Bears dominated the ice in an 11-0 thrashing of the visiting Tok Wolverines.

The Crimson Bears (3-8, 2-4) started fast and didn't let up as they out-shot the under-manned Wolverines (3-5, 3-4) 59 to 4 Friday night at Treadwell Arena. Tok suited only seven players and were forced to spend most of the evening on their defensive end of the ice.

Senior captain Nick Mow got the scoring underway less than three minutes into the contest with a goal, assisted by sophomore Bill Holbrook.

Zane Chapman followed Mow's goal with a score of his own off an assist from freshman Dillon Tomaro. Eighteen seconds later, fellow freshman Tod Baseden scored off Trevor Held's assist.

Chris Budbill would then hook up with Mow for his second goal of the game to cap off the first period scoring; his would be the first of three scores that the duo would combine for on the night.

JDHS continued their onslaught in the second period, applying constant pressure on the Wolverine defense with five more goals. The first came 1:56 into the period by Eric Verrelli off an assist from Taylor Lehnhart.

Eight seconds later, Mow found Budbill for a score, and Zander Hoke joined the assault with a goal off Lehnhart's second assist of the game.

Hoke followed his goal by connecting with Held for a score late in the second period, and Matthew Whistler found the net off a Ben Payton assist to make it 9-0 at the end of the second period.

It was more of the same in the third as Mow added his third goal off another Budbill assist to give him a hat trick.

Holbrook then put the finishing touches on the win with a goal assisted by Tomaro.

Garrett Cheeseman and Matthew Noreen, who split time in the net, were forced to make only four saves due to the Crimson Bears' lock-down defense.

Tok goalkeeper Wade Johnson saved 48-of-59 shots on the night.

JDHS coach Dave McKenna said he was pleased with his team's performance, and added it did a good job resisting the temptation to be selfish in such a one-sided game.

"You try to use games like this to get better and you try not to run up the score, but at the same time, you don't want to develop bad habits," he said. "We have a lot of tough hockey games coming up in January and we haven't gotten a lot of wins this year ... but sometimes that's the way it goes. It's not very often that we generate almost 60 shots."

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