Slideshow: JDHS conquers final games of regular season

The Juneau Douglas High School hockey team capped off their regular season with a pair of home victories at Treadwell Ice Arena over the weekend. The Crimson Bears defeated Monroe Catholic, 3-0 and 5-3, clinching the second win with just under two minutes to play. The season hasn’t ended yet. The team will enter their conference playoffs with a road trip to Fairbanks in two weeks.

All photos by Steve Quinn.

Juneau’s Ethan Seid hangs on to his balance and the puck while being trailed by Monroe Catholic’s Garrett Grahek.

Juneau goaltender Liam McDermott deflects a shot to his right en route to a shut out versus Monroe Catholic.

Juneau’s Josh Lahnum skates in on Monroe Catholic’s Dylan Steele during Juneau’s weekend series at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Juneau’s Zach Easton maintains possession while trying to elude Monroe Catholic’s Hunter Haman during the weekend series at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Juneau’s Cole Cheeseman sends Monroe Catholic goalie Nathaniel Brose sprawling, but comes up short on this shot during the weekend series at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Juneau goalie Liam McDermott beats Monroe Catholic’s Dylan Steele to the puck before Steele can get off a shot.

Juneau’s Ryan Moritz holds his ground against Monroe Catholic’s Grant Olson while teammate Chase Barnum and opponent Hunter Haman look on.

Juneau’s Kate Metcalf finds herself in the middle of four Monroe Catholic players, including goalie Nathaniel Brose smothering Metcalf’s shot.

Ben Scudder and friends showed up for the season finale with torsos painted in crimson red with numbers supporting various JDHS hockey players. He lead his group in a pregame cheer.

The season finale encountered a delay when one of the arena’s zamboni’s had mechanical failure. The back up arrived and was put into service.

Juneau’s Zach Easton celebrates his third goal of the weekend series, this one kicking off the team’s scoring for Saturday’s game.

Juneau’s Chase Barnum steals the puck from Monroe Catholic’s Sebatsian Griffin in the second game of the two-game series.

Juneau defenseman Michael Dale unleashes a shot from the point but Monroe Catholic’s Rodney Gliffey gets a stick on it.

Juneau defenseman Shane Moller winds up for a shot from the point during the second of two games versus Monroe Catholic.

Juneau’s Ethan Seid cuts toward the net in the second of two games versus Monroe Catholic during the weekend series at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Juneau’s Zach Eason leads teammate Ethan Seid on one of the tandem’s last rushes as teammates during the seniors’ home game finale.

Juneau’s Grant Ainsworth cuts back toward Monroe Catholic’s Dylan Steele during the second of two games versus Monroe Catholic at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Juneau’s Ethan Seid’s joy stands as a contrast to Monroe Catholic’s dejection after Seid’s teammate Michael Dale’s scored the game-winning goal with just under two minutes to play in the third period. Fans in the backdrop quickly react to the goal.

Juneau goalie Neal Chapman leads the traditional postgame handshake greeting counterpart Monroe Catholic’s Nathaniel Brose, who turned back 65 shots in two games against Juneau.

Juneau players deliver a final salute to their fans Saturday night after sweeping Monroe Catholic, 3-0 and 5-3.