Polly Creek Razor Clam player Dylan Brand of Homer and Sadie Peak Goat Player Chris Brown of Homer face off in front of the Goat's goal, where Luke Eckert of Homer stands guard.-Photo by Anna Frost, Homer News

Adult hockey tournament attracts players from afar

Hockey players from as far away as Minnesota traveled to Homer over the Oct. 28-30 weekend for the fourth annual Homer Co-Ed Adult Hockey Jamboree. In total, 56 players — many from Alaska cities such as Juneau, Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna and Homer — competed on five teams, said Homer Hockey Association Vice President Jan Rumble.

Players’ skills ranged from novice to players who have participated at a professional level. The teams — Nuka Bay Lingcod, Polly Creek Razor Clams, Barren Islands Blackcod, Broken Knife Wolverines, and the Sadie Peak Goats — were constructed by tournament directors to encourage competitive games throughout the weekend, Rumble said.

The Nuka Bay Lingcod won all their games except one in the round-robin tourament. The Lingcods’ only non-winning game was a tie against the Razor Clams. The skilled goaltending of Luke Mese from Soldotna and talent of his smooth skating brother Zach was a winning combination for the Lingcod, Rumble said.