Juneau adult hockey wraps up season with championship games

The Juneau Adult Hockey Association completed its winter season over the weekend with championship games for five divisions, each game decided by one goal.

In the Tier A, Kensington edged Island Pub, 3-2. Killer Whales defeated Funter Bay, 4-3, for the Tier B title. Hawk Inlet held off Alaska Airlines, 2-1, in the Tier C championship game. White Pass handed Treadwell a 1-0 loss in the women’s division. The A-Bombs closed out the season with a 4-3 victory over Dupon in the 40+Tier.

All photos by Steve Quinn.

Kensington defenseman Dave Kovach works to impede Island Pub forward Dan Teske’s progress as Teske enters Island Pub’s offensive zone.

Kensington’s Todd Araujo leans into Island Pub’s Alec Venechuk in a battle for the puck.

Kensington’s Mike Bovitz catches Island Pub’s Kellen Kraft ultimately stripping Kraft of the puck.

Island Pub’s Wayne Zigarlik gets stands over Kensington’s Matthew Taintor while trying to wrestle his stick away from Taintor.

Island Pub Goalie Jerry Nankervis (left) gets assistance from his son, Ian, in occupying Chris Budbill in front of the Island Pub net.

Thomas McKenzie gets a blocker on an Island Pub shot, one of 27 saves made.

Island Pub’s Carlton Foss keeps Luke Taintor at-bay while advancing the puck along the boards.

Alaska Airlines defenseman Barney Schneider looks to keep Hawk Inlet’s Richie Hinderhofer to away from goalie Wayne Coleman.

Alaska Airlines defenseman Shane Timothy eludes Hawk Inlet’s Alanna McGoveren.

Joe Bankowski (left) celebrate’s his goal with Alaska Airlines teammate Matt DuBois.

Alaska Airlines Matt Dubois eludes Hawk Inlet’s Richie Hinderhofer en route to letting fly a shot on goal.

Alaska Airlines Jason McAdoo clears the puck, just out of the reach of Hawk Inlet forward Vince Grochowski.

Alaska Airlines goalie Wayne Coleman braces for a shot on goal, one of 33 shots taken by Hawk Inlet.

Treadwell’s Caroline Schultz closely marks White Pass’ Olivia Hoess in a 1-0 Women’s Tier title game won by White Pass.

White Pass’ Lizzie Solger cuts into the offensive zone creating one of 32 scoring chances for her team.

White Pass’ Michelle Morris gets a shot off, then follows up for a rebound to score the game’s only goal in her team’s 1-0 victory.

Treadwell goalie Jodie Pessalano makes one of 31 saves in a 1-0 contest won by White Pass.

Treadwell’s Nandi Than keeps Janice McLean as the puck makes its way toward goalie Jodie Pessalano.

Killer Whales Jason Hort unleashes a shot that Funter Bay goalie Pete Sommers kicks aside in a Tier B title game.

Funter Bay’s Sarah Lowell keeps Killer Whales’ Nikolay Barkov from impeding goalie Pete Sommers’ view.

Killer Whales’ Becca Parks looks to clear the puck from the crowd gathering in front of goalie Jason Soza.

Funter Bay’s Caroline Schultz nearly upends Killer Whales’ Mike Cooney as they go for the puck along the boards.

Things get crowded in front of Killer Whales goalie Jason Soza as (from left) Jason Bluhm, Jason Amundson, Jason Hort and Sarah Lowell battle for position.

Funter Bay’s Thomas McKenzie (16 left) gets in the way of a shot by Killer Whales’ Becca Parks.

Dupont’s Jay Lloyd skates away from pursuing Tom Schwartz of the A-Bombs in the 40+ Tier title game.

Dupont’s Mark Kaelke (left) and A-Bombs’ Tom McKenna engage in a mutual stretch for the puck while A-Bombs’ Greg Germain looks on.

Dupont’s Mark Kaelke (left) clear’s the puck away from A-Bombs’ Karen Blejwas.

Bodies often fly when things get crowded in front of a net as this scrum illustrates.

A-Bombs’ Tom McKenna digs the puck out, then gathers it before scoring the tying goal with 43 seconds to play. Another 21 seconds later and the A-Bombs scored again to win.

A-Bombs’ Arnold Liebelt celebrates a goal by teammate Greg Germain, who broke a 3-3 versus Dupont in the waning seconds of the 40+ Tier title game.