• Homer team takes title at annual Women’s Hockey Jamboree
By Sean Pearson
More than 90 women from around the state descended upon Kevin Bell Arena over the weekend to compete in the annual Homer Women’s Hockey Jamboree.
Seven squads took part in the three-day tournament, where creative team names kept things fun, even if the hockey action failed to deliver.
Following two days of round-robin play, Homer’s own Score Wars scored four goals to take the championship title Sunday afternoon against Lords of the Rink. Both teams were undefeated entering the championship round.
The game opened at a relatively slow pace, as the minutes ticked by in a defensive showdown of sorts.
Goalies Lydia Brown and Michelle Hatton each continued to turn away shots until the final two minutes of the first period. Andrea Stineff then found the back of the net to put Score Wars up 1-0.
It didn’t take long for the Lords to answer, however, as Dawn Welton punched in a goal of her own just minutes later to tie the game at one. The score remained tied well into the second period, before Team Score Wars upped their offensive pressure and buried another puck into the Lords’ goal.
The Lords were unable to score this time, and would give up two more unanswered goals in their 1-4 loss.
Goalie Lydia Brown made 20 saves for Lords of the Rink, while Score Wars goalie Michelle Hatton had seven.
Tournament organizer Gird Harrald called the tournament a “huge success,” with each team guaranteed four games and a number of fun activities scheduled throughout the weekend.
Other teams participating in the tournament included: The Good, Bad and Offsides, Saturday Night Face-offs, Dirty Deking, Top Goons and Wizards of Ice.
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