Adult hockey playoffs wrap up with championships

On Sunday, the Juneau Adult Hockey Association completed two weeks worth of playoffs, crowning the last of five tier champions at Treadwell Ice Arena. Island Pub and Alaska Airlines captured Tier A and Tier B titles on Friday. In the Women’s Tier the Yukon Pass opened three Sunday games by defeating the Shamrocks, 2-1. The Tigers claimed the C Tier with a 4-3 overtime victory over Funter Bay. Good Hardware defeated Lemon Creek, 3-0, in the 40-and-over Tier.

All photos by Steve Quinn.

Svensson Boatworks’ Jim Sheehan cuts hard then rips off a shot in a first-round playoff game versus the Viking. Sheehan scored three straight goals that game for his team, which eventually advanced to the Tier A title game.

Christy Hartman (left) and Eliza Dorn converge in the corner for a loose puck during a Tier W title game between Hartman’s Yukon Pass and Dorn’s Shamrocks teams.

Shamrock defenseman Jess Parks leans into a shot from the point while one of JAHA’s youngest fans watches in the bleachers behind the protective glass during a Tier W title game.

Thomas McKenzie pushes a shot past defenseman Mike Cooney in a game decided by a single goal in a 1-0 Tier B Alaska Airlines victory.

Killer Whales teammates Matt Lilliard (left) and Kathleen Hanson converge on Thane’s Shawn Eisele in front of the Killer Whales net during a second-round Tier B playoff game.

Good Hardware’s Bret Connell (left) battles Lemon Creek defenseman Myiia Whato for the puck in a 40-and-over Tier title game won by Good Hardware.

Island Pub goalie Thomas McKenzie braces for a shot while teammate Davin Savikko loses a position battle with Svensson’s Boatworks’ Jim Sheehan.

Taku’s Tom McKenna drives a shot from the point in a first-round playoff game versus Lemon Creek, which handed McKenna’s team its first loss of the season.

Tara Helleloid moves up ice and ultimately scores an unassisted goal for Svensson’s Boatworks in an A Tier title game versus Island Pub.

Becca Parks battles a towering Bryan Farrell for the puck behind the net in a opening B Tier playoff game during JAHA’s two-week postseason.

Some games came down to a shootout overtime. In this case, Lemon Creek goaltender Jason Soza keeps Taku’s Jeff Nichols from scoring in a game that Lemon Creek prevailed.

Alaska Airlines goalie Wayne Coleman stops one of 17 shots while back stopping his team to a 1-0 shut out victory over a B Tier title match versus the Winnipeg Rifles.

Carlton Foss stays a few strides ahead of Svensson’s Boatworks opponents during an A Tier title game.

Good Hardware’s Jeff Morehouse kicks up some ice before letting shot go versus Lemon Creek in the 40-and-over Tier title game.

Winnipeg’s Shane Carson stays close to Alaska Airlines defenseman Jared Pigue in a B Tier title game.

Yukon Pass defenseman Katie Spielberger pokes at the puck handled by Shamrock’s Mary Hauser.

Tigers’ defenseman Alana McGovern squeezes Funter Bay Jim Renkes along the boards during a C Tier title game.

Tigers forward Adam Sycks (left) battles Funter Bay’s Pat Lammerson along the boards during C Tier title game, won 4-3, by the Tigers.

Funter Bay’s Michael Nelson (left) fends off Tigers’ Jared Weems during a C Tier title game won, 4-3, by the Tigers.

Lemon Creek’s Myiia Whato (left) sizes up her opponent, Good Hardware’s Tom Straugh during the 40-and-over Tier title game.

Jason Soza turns back one of 29 shots in Lemon Creek’s 40-and-over Tier title game versus Good Hardware. That was the most saves by a goalie in a title game, but Good Hardware prevailed, 3-0.

Svensson’s Boatworks’ Austin Osterhout leans into Viking player Taylor Horne during a first-round playoff Tier A playoff game.

Alaska Airlines Pat Malecha chases down Winnipeg’s Mindy Shaw during a B Tier title game won by Alaska Airlines, 1-0.

Shamrocks’ center Becca Parks (left) tries to stay a step ahead of Yukon Pass defender Christy Hartman during the Tier W title game.

Island Pubs’ Davin Savikko (left) and Carlton Foss squeeze Svensson Boatworks’ Aaron Jacobs as all three battle for the puck along the boards in a Tier A title game.

Viking’s Mark Sam couldn’t seem to shake Svensson’s Boatworks’ Aaron Jacobs en route to getting off a shot on net during an early round Tier A playoff game.

Tigers’ defenseman Stephen Morrison watches the puck trickle through his legs and into the net while teammates Alana McGovern (right) and goalie Stephen Ealy.

Funter Bay’s Brady Wilson comes in hard on a breakaway but gets stuffed by Tigers’ goalie Stephen Ely in a C Tier title game that went into overtime.

Taku’s Arnold Liebelt comes down the goalies right side eying a shot during a second-round playoff contest versus Lemon Creek in a 40-and-over Tier.

Yukon Pass celebrates its women’s tier title victory after edging out the Shamrocks, 2-1.