This a lot is for certain concerning the Prepare dinner Inlet Convention hockey event, which begins Tuesday at Ben Boeke Ice Enviornment:
• The last-place Bartlett Golden Bears have already been knocked out of the event by COVID-19, the Anchorage Faculty District mentioned earlier within the week.
• Dimond is the No. 1 seed and South is the No. 2 seed.
• Chugiak has a red-hot goalie.
All the pieces else was nonetheless up within the air coming into the league’s final two regular-season video games on Saturday evening. The 4 groups trailing Dimond and South within the standings are so shut that the remaining seeds hinged on these closing video games.
Additionally unknown is whether or not the varsity district will chill out attendance limits for video games at the side of the town of Anchorage’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions starting on Monday. All through the common season, attendance has been restricted to 4 spectators per participant.
“We’re at present trying into the opportunity of growing the variety of tickets for indoor sports activities and hope to have a choice quickly,” ASD spokesman Alan Brown mentioned.
No determination had been made by early Friday afternoon, he added: “I do anticipate one thing early subsequent week earlier than Tuesday.”
Dimond coach Dennis Sorenson mentioned Saturday he isn’t anticipating capability restrictions to be relaxed. He mentioned Chugiak assistant principal Travis Morgan, the ASD administrator accountable for hockey, informed coaches “he doesn’t imagine the (metropolis’s emergency order) permits a change.”
The event runs by Saturday, when a champion will probably be topped in a 6:30 p.m. championship recreation.
Dimond and South will each obtain first-round byes. The opposite 4 groups all play Tuesday.
As a result of not everybody performed an equal variety of regular-season video games due to COVID-19 cancellations, profitable percentages will probably be used to assist determine seedings, Sorenson mentioned.
Dimond clinched the No. 1 seed with an 11-2 regular-season file and South earned the No. 2 seed with a 9-2 file that included an 8-1 romp over Chugiak on Friday evening. Chugiak goaltender Daegen Love made 55 saves within the loss, together with 33 within the third interval.
CIC event at Ben Boeke Ice Enviornment
4:30 p.m. — No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed
6:30 p.m. — No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed
6:30 p.m. — South vs. winner of Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. recreation
6:30 p.m. — Dimond vs. winner of Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. recreation
6:30 p.m. — Third place
6:30 p.m. — Championship
Saturday’s video games (finish common season)