Mariner hockey tours the valley

The Mariners put in three days of hockey last week, playing the Wasilla Warriors on Jan. 16, the Palmer Moose on Jan. 17 and the Colony Knights on Jan. 18.

The game against the Warriors ended in a 6-1 loss for Homer. Tommy Bowe gave the Mariners a lead early in the game, but Palmer tied it up before the end of the period, moved ahead by one in the second period and went on to a five-point victory by the end of the game. Markian Polushkin made 35 saves. 

The Mariners turned things around the following night with a 5-3 win against the Moose.

Homer was the third peninsula school in as many days to go up against Colony, with the Knights beating the Mariners 2-1. Not bad considering the Knights had played a 3-0 game against Soldotna on Jan. 17 and a 4-0 game against Kenai on Jan. 18.

“The team played well under illness and injuries,” said Mariner Head Coach John Carlin. “Our goaltending from both goalies helped the team build confidence.”

The Mariners play Soldotna at Soldotna on Saturday and return to Homer for this month’s last at-home game Jan. 25.

“Come watch this excellent hockey coming right to you,” said Carlin, urging local fans to catch the action at Kevin Bell Arena, 7 p.m. Jan. 25.


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