Service and Eagle River took completely different paths to victory within the Cook dinner Inlet Convention hockey event Tuesday at Ben Boeke Ice Area.
Targets have been simple to return by within the first sport, particularly for the third-seeded Service Cougars, who used objectives from seven gamers to roll previous sixth-seeded Chugiak 7-4.
Targets have been at a premium within the late sport, the place fourth-seeded Eagle River wanted extra time to get previous fifth-seeded West 2-1.
Service advances to a Wednesday semifinal towards second-seeded South, and Eagle River strikes right into a Thursday semifinal towards top-seeded Dimond.
Gunnar Sackerson’s extra time purpose lifted Eagle River, which improved to 7-6.
The sport was scoreless till the third interval, when Gavin McDonald scored for Eagle River and Marty Tumey scored for West.
West, which completed the season with a 4-8 file, acquired a 39-save efficiency from Jasper Carpenter. Olin Kelliher stopped 13 pictures for Eagle River.
Within the early sport, Service acquired short-handed objectives from Thomas Edmondson within the first interval and Jonathan Fisher within the second interval.
The Cougars led 3-1 after one interval on objectives from Zackery Parrish, Jaden Hope and Edmondson. Wyatt Hickoff, Morgan Pagels and Fisher added second-period objectives for a 6-3 Service lead, and Jack Carter scored within the third interval.
Chugiak’s objectives got here from Blake Francione, Ajay Johnson, Hunter Merrick and Seth Unusual.
Service goalie Aidan Efird made 15 saves to assist his crew enhance to 7-5. Daegan Love had 33 saves for the Mustangs, who ended the season with a 4-9 file.
The championship sport is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ben Boeke.
6:30 p.m. — South vs. Service, Ben Boeke
6:30 p.m. — Dimond vs. Eagle River, Ben Boeke