Chugiak hockey heads to regions undefeated, Dimond hands West Valley basketball first loss

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Welcome to The Rewind, a weekly round-up spotlighting the biggest stories and best achievements from Alaska’s sports world.

In the high school sports scene, the diamond The boys basketball team stayed hot by cooling off west valley and spoiling any hopes the Wolfpack might have had of an unbeaten season during the Chugiak The boys’ hockey team finished the regular season undefeated. In the college scene, the University of Alaska Anchorage Men’s ice hockey team was swept by the rival University of Alaska Fairbanks for the third time this season.

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The annual west valley The Wolfpack Ice Jam basketball tournament was held in Fairbanks over the weekend and the most exciting game came in the second round when the host was upset on their home court diamond. Thanks to a clutch 3-pointer from Sophomore Shooting Guard Marek HajdukowitschThe Lynx beat the Wolfpack 57-54 in overtime on Friday night.

diamond would win the tournament with a 74-48 victory palmers on Saturday and the Lynx are now back at the top of the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches’ 4A boys power rankings.

The Ice Jam wasn’t the only basketball tournament that took place in the past week. Both the boys and girls teams Christian School in Anchorage competed in the 2023 Revolution Sport & Spine Therapy Al Howard Shootout and they all recorded wins Kenai headquarters, Juneau-Douglas and host Soldotna.

In the high school hockey scene Chugiak ended an undefeated regular season by knocking out three opponents with a combined 24–2 score. The Mustangs capped it off with back-to-back shutouts that included an 11-0 win by eagle river on Saturday. The Mustangs finished with an 18-0-1 overall record and go into this week’s Cook Inlet Conference Regional on a 17-game winning streak.

Scholastic Bowling saw another strong week through the eagle river Boys, as not only do they remain the only undefeated team in both divisions through the first 11 games of the 2022-2023 season, but they also had the top two finishers in the Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League’s Varsity Shootout tournament last Tuesday. teammates Connor Lanehart (690) and Kendrik Sider (682) took first and second place in the boys’ class diamonds Maia Stuerble blew out the remainder of the competition in the girls’ division, recording the highest score of any bowler in the tournament with a score of 707.

In preparation for Nordic skiing, Kincaid Park hosted the Skiathlon Classic/Freestyle race on Saturday west edgy reigning national champion service (1:51:18.8-1:53:09.5) to Win the boys class by having half of the top 10 finishers. The West Girls also took first place. Blake Hanley (27:31.8) and Samantha Legate (33:41.6) led the respective Eagles teams to victory with first places in singles.

In the college hoop scene, the UAA Women’s team shared the two games they played in the past week. First, the Seawolves won an overtime thriller Simon Frazer on Thursday thanks to a clutch game winner from Chugiak’s Nicole Pinckney. While they played their next game on Saturday against western Washington With 10 points, it was a much smaller margin than in the last duel this season, in which they lost by 53 points. The men’s team lost their only game of the week traveling to Fairbanks to face a rival UAF and fell 10 points.

[Chugiak’s Nicole Pinckney helps UAA complete rally with game-winning shot against Simon Fraser]

the UAA The men’s ice hockey team was back in action for the finals of the Governor’s Cup for the first time in 20 days last weekend. The Seawolves lost 4-3 in overtime to their rivals in both games UAF when the Nanooks defeated them for the third time that season. UAF won the series 6-0 in the first year of full reinstatement of the UAA program.

[UAA hockey falls to UAF in overtime after surrendering late lead]

the Anchorage Wolverines and Fairbanks Ice Dogs Two series of games also faced each other over the weekend and the home Wolverines were able to part ways with their rival, bouncing back from a 5-2 loss on Friday with a 6-3 win on Saturday.

[Division-leading Fairbanks tops Anchorage Wolverines 5-2]

UAAs Cole Nash ran a school record of 8:03.41 and finished seventh in the 3K at Saturday’s UW Invitational.

Nash’s time was almost four seconds faster than Dominik Notz’s previous record of 8:07.23 set in 2017.

Last week’s results

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Bartlett 58, duty 12

Diamond 54, South 23


Diamond 58, Eagle River 10

Wasilla 70, Palmer 21

West 66, service 7

South 41, Bartlett 23


ACS 74, Soldotna 21


West Valley 46, Palmer 35

Colony 72, Kodiak 28

ACS 66, Kenai HQ 23


Diamond 51, Chugiak 32

Bartlett 48, Bettye Davis East 28

Service 41, Eagle River 38

Colony 65, Kodiak 25

ACS 76, Juneau Douglass 29

West 65, South 38



Diamond 54, South 40

Service 70, Bartlett 59

Klawock 34, Hydaburg 33

Skagway 69, Angon 34


Colony 69, ACS 66

Wasilla 92, Palmer 57

Diamond 83, Eagle River 45

Bartlett 44, South 41

Service 70, West 62

Mount Edgecumbe 56, Sitka 43


Sitka 54, Homer 31

ACS 60, Soldotna 52


West Valley 80, Palmer 34

Diamond 64, Valdez 38

ACS 56, Kenai 37

Juneau 57, Soldotna 40

Sitka 54, Homer 29

Kotzebue 49, Buckland 42

88 Scammon Bay, 65 St Michael

Newhalen 65, Dillingham 49

Klawock 62, Gustavus 44

No. 68, Redington 46

Kodiak 48, Eagle River 32


Diamond 57, West Valley 54

No. 68, Buckland 31

ACS 70, Juneau-Douglas 65

Valdez 64, Palmer 53

West 65, South 54

East 64, Bartlett 19

Service 64, Eagle River 44

Seward 44, Nikiski 39

Grace Christian 68, Houston 47

Cordoba 68, Unalaska 37

Delta 70, Hutchinson 38

Petersburg 59, Craig 38

Edgecumbe 67, Homer 32

Colony 77, Kodiak 38

Glennallen 50, Unalakleet 44

Nenana 67, Tok 55

Klawock 73, Gustavus 51

Ninilchik 76, Su-Tal 36

Kotzebue 62, Redington 36

Ketchikan 56, Thunder Mountain 54

Soldotna 49, Kenai 48


Diamond 74, Palmer 48

Westtal 64, Valdez 26

Colony 52, Kodiak 29

Juneau 58, Kenai 47

Cook Inlet Academy 58, Holy Rosary 26

ACS 60, Soldotna 35

Klawock, 79 Hoonah 29

Thunder Mountain, 60 Ketchikan 58

Kokrine 66, Unalakleet 54

Mount Edgecumbe, 73 Homer 44

Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Power Rankings

4A girl

  1. Anchorage Christian
  2. Vasilla
  3. colony
  4. Diamond / Juneau
  5. ketchikan

4A boys

  1. diamond
  2. east
  3. west valley
  4. Monroe catholic
  5. service / colony

3A girl

  1. Grace Christian
  2. Monroe catholic
  3. Kenai headquarters
  4. Mount Edgecumbe
  5. Valdez

3A boys

  1. Grace Christian
  2. Name Beltz
  3. Mount Edgecumbe
  4. Valdez
  5. Houston/Kenai Central

2A girl

  1. Tikigaq
  2. Glennallen
  3. craig
  4. haines
  5. Susitna Valley

2A boys

  1. Ninilchik
  2. Tikigaq
  3. Petersburg
  4. Cordova
  5. Hooper Bay / Metlakatla

1A girl

  1. Lumens of Christ
  2. Cook Inlet Academy
  3. Neuhalen
  4. Shaktoolik
  5. Shishmaref

1A boys

  1. Scammon Bay
  2. Cook inlet
  3. Toksook Bay
  4. Klawock
  5. Shishmaref



Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League Varsity Shootout Tournament


  1. Connor Lanehart, Eagle River, 690
  2. Kendric Siders, Eagle River, 682
  3. Jared Krison, Diamond, 664
  4. Colton Penetac, Bettye Davis East, 642
  5. Josh Saylor, Eagle River, 604


  1. Maia Stürble, Diamond, 707
  2. Alyssa Porcelli, Service, 586
  3. Chacity Kuamo’o, East, 535
  4. Callie Justice, West, 451
  5. Lindsey Vig, Chugiak, 444



Diamond 31, East 4

West 35, Chugiak 0

South 29, Service 6

Eagle River 33, Bartlett 2


Diamond 31, East 4

Chugiak 22, West 13

Service 29, South 6

Eagle River 33, Bartlett 2

ice Hockey


Chugiak 5, South 2


Eagle River 4, Service 0

Chugiak 8, Bartlett 0

West 3, Diamond 0


South 2, Diamond 1


South 11, Bartlett 0

West 3, Service 1

Chugiak 11, Eagle River 0


Women’s Basketball


UAA 73, Simon Fraser 71


West Washington 62, UAA 52

Men’s Basketball


UAF 89, UAA 79

ice Hockey


UAF 4, UAA 3 (OT)


UAF 4, UAA 3 (OT)



State of Sacramento 195,100, UAA 187,225


UC Davis 196.175, Air Force 193.200, UAA 188.950



Fairbanks Ice Dogs 5, Anchorage Wolverines 2


Anchorage Wolverines 6, Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3

Fast forward


ice Hockey

CIC Regional Tournament

The Cook Inlet Conference regional tournament runs throughout the week, with the first game in between Bartlett and eagle river on Monday. No. 1 seed Chugiak will also play diamond or service on Thursday, and the championship game is scheduled for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena. Some of the games will be held at the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center in Eagle River before the tournament concludes in Anchorage.



Wasilla @ ACS, Tuesday 6 p.m

In a repeat of last year’s 4A state title game, the Warriors will come to town to put their perfect 8-0 record on the line against the reigning champion Lions, who went 8-2 unbeaten against their Alaskan rivals in the 2017-18 season . That year, the only loss they suffered came coincidentally together Vasilla 55-33 on the way. When these teams last met to see who would be crowned champions, ACS emerged victorious 71-42, led by Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year 2021-2022 for Girls’ Basketball, Sayvia seller.


Bettye Davis East @ West, Thursday 7:30 p.m

The crosstown rivals cross paths for the second time this season and for the first time in non-tournament competition. The Thunderbirds beat the Eagles 68-62 in their first meeting of the 2022-2023 season on their home field at the Alaska Airlines Classic.



UAA vs. UAF at Alaska Airlines Center, Saturday 5:15 p.m

The Seawolves women’s program will play the Nanooks for the second time this season after suffering their first loss to their state rivals in the first meeting on January 7th. After the rivalry game, the men’s team plays Central Washington at 7:30 p.m., which will be their second game of the week. The men’s team also plays Northwestern Nazarene on Thursday at 7 p.m


UAA vs. William & Mary at the Alaska Airlines Center, Friday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m

The Seawolves will be back in town and in front of a home crowd to host two meetings over the weekend.

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