Homer Alaska - Sports

Story last updated at 3:44 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mariners defeat Hutchinson,North Pole




Morris News Service - Alaska

The Homer hockey team traveled north to Fairbanks last weekend to play in back-to-back games. The Mariners defeated North Pole in a close 3-2 match on Thursday and shut out Hutchinson 4-0 on Friday. Saturday's game against Delta was canceled due to cold weather.

In the game against North Pole, Tommy Bowe scored two goals and Mark Reutov one for the three-point win. Kiril Sanarov assisted all three goals. Alex Sanarov picked up the win in net for Homer, which outshot North Pole 31-10.

Against Hutchison, Homer had a one-goal lead with three minutes to play but dominated the final portion of the game.

Bowe had a pair of goals on assists from Mark Reutov. Konstantin Reutov also scored on assists from Kai Simmons and Hannah Baird. Finally, Dennis Sanarov scored unassisted. Alex Sanarov stopped 20 shots for the shutout. Homer put 28 shots on net.

The Mariners' hockey team travels to the valley this weekend. It will play Colony tonight, Wasilla Friday and Palmer on Saturday.

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