Rusty Blades take men’s Ash Cup
Six teams from Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna and Homer gathered at Kevin Bell Arena over the weekend to compete for the notorious “Ash Cup” in men’s hockey.
After three furious days of round-robin play, Soldotna’s Rusty Blades edged the Wolves of Anchorage and Wasilla 5-3 in Sunday’s championship game.
Homer mens’ hockey manager and tournament organizer Matt Stineff said he thought the event went, “very well,” despite the fact that the tournament cup went to a non-Homer team.
“Everyone had a great time,” Stineff said. “The Wasabis team was made up of East End Russians, and they lost a very close overtime game to the Rusty Blades.”
Homer teams came in fifth and sixth, with the Salty Dawgs grabbing a 4-3 upset against the eventual champion Blades in Saturday pool play.
“The Saturday morning upset of the Rusty Blades by the Salty Dawgs can be credited to Andrew Snella of the Salty Dawgs,” Stineff joked. “He forgot to set his alarm and missed the game. His lack of presence on the ice was all the Homer team needed to pick up the win.”
AC General won the toilet bowl game against the Dawgs on Saturday evening by a score of 3-2. The other Anchorage team, the Flyers, won one game and tied one.
The Ash Cup was first established in 2006, following the eruption of Mount Augustine volcano, and has since been held annually on the last weekend the rink is open.
The Ash Cup trophy is filled with ash from the 2006 eruption.
Christening Kachemak Bay Water Trails
Join fellow paddlers and boaters from Homer, the Kenai Peninsula and around the state for the inauguration of the Kachemak Bay Water Trail in Seldovia and Homer on Friday, June 6. Food, fun and water-frolic will be part of the celebrations.
Seldovia’s ribbon-cutting happens from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, with Homer’s to follow from 5-8 p.m. For more information, contact Dave Brann in Homer at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Murray in Seldovia at: email@example.com
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