The Kodiak Hockey League’s groundbreaking 18U season came to a close at the Alaska State Hockey Tournament in Wasilla.
The island team — consisting of Kodiak High School students — played six games over the three-day tournament that wrapped up Sunday at the Curtis D. Menard Center.
Playing with a roster of 13 skaters, KHL went 1-5 at the tournament.
After dropping its first five games of the tournament, Kodiak, behind a strong performance from goalie Noah Baxter, beat Fairbanks 5-0.
In his final game for KHL, senior Bradly Mitchell accounted for four points — three assists and one goal in the win.
Kodiak opened the tournament with losses to Gomez (8-2), AHA-Ellefson (8-2), Juneau (4-2), AHA-Hall (4-2) and Jr. Avs (8-2).
Jr. Avs won the seven-team tournament.
Garrick Schauff led Kodiak with four goals, while Dalton Horn (2), Gavin Baxter (2), Dawson Bunch (2), Kalebe Callahan (1), Gavin Baxter (1), Max Cook (1), Trenton Nicholson (1), Mitchell (1) and Gideon Craig also found the net.
Bunch (2), Blake Terry (1), Gavin Baxter (1) and Cook all assisted on goals.
Goalie Oskar Klausner saved 63 shots, while Noah Baxter stopped 50.
Kodiak had 149 shots on goal.
Back in December, Kodiak hosted Juneau-Douglas High School in a three-game series. Kodiak took the series 2-1. It was the first time the KHL team played against a sanctioned high school team.
The team was coached by John Glover, Tyler Jackson and Carly Glover.
Carly Glover, a senior at KHS, was not eligible to play in a B tournament because she is a member of the Alaska All-Stars 19AA girls squad.
Glover helped lead the All-Stars to the Pacific District Girls Tier II 19U title at the beginning of the month in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
Glover scored three goals in the two-game tournament — one coming in a 5-1 championship game victory over San Diego Jr. Gulls.
The Alaska All-Stars lost in the championship game two years ago after dominating the tournament.
“I had that running through my head today at the beginning, but then I just cleared my mind and played the game and played hard,” Glover told usahockey.com.
The championship qualified the team for the 2020 Chipotle-USA Hockey Girls Tier II 19U National Championship in Pennsylvania. That tournament has since been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Glover, who has attended two USA Hockey Player Development Camps, is hoping to play college hockey.
“I’ll keep my mind open as I keep progressing hockey,” she told usahockey.com. “I don’t think this is the best I’ll ever be. I think I can get better. I’ll just see where it takes me.”