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Story last updated at 3:33 PM on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Squirt D Tourney

Young hockey players from around state converge on Homer

By Angelina Skowronski
For the Homer News

The Kevin Bell Arena will be hosting the Squirt D State Championships starting today. Nine teams comprised of 8- to 10-year-olds from around the Kenai Peninsula, Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau will compete for the ultimate hockey title.

Event organizers are Domenic Cordle and Dana Fraley who say Homer was selected to host this year's tournament by Alaska State Hockey Association last April.

Homer's Squirt III team goes into the tournament undefeated, beating Kenai twice 11-1 and 3-1 last Saturday in Homer to end the regular season.

"We are confident and working hard together. The kids are happy about being undefeated, but of course they want to win the championship," said Head Coach Steve Nevak.

Watch the Homer Squirt Tier III team play (all games are at the Kevin Bell Arena):

Friday at 2 p.m. v. Kenai

Friday at 7:30 p.m. v. Eagle River

Saturday at 1 p.m. v. Mat-Su

Saturday at 7:15 p.m. v. Juneau

Sunday Semifinals at 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

Sunday at 11 a.m. Skill Competition

Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Chuck-a-Puck

Sunday at 3:15 p.m. Championship Game