Mychaela Pita, Homer High 2018, goes after the puck during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mychaela Pita, Homer High 2018, goes after the puck during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariner alums reunite in hockey game

In a game that had the spirit of a friendly evening of pond hockey, about 20 former Homer High School students came together last Friday at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena for the annual Alumni and Alumnae Hockey Game.

Sponsored by the Homer Hockey Association, the alums separated into teams wearing blue or gold jerseys. Blue dominated the night, quickly racking up goals and winning with a final score of 4-1.

Mariners from classes as recent as 2018 and older braved a Homer Spit storm to play, including one alumna, Mychaela Pita, class of 2018.

“It was really fun … healthy and fun,” said Homer Hockey Association board member Melanie Dufour.

The reunion also brought together another element of Homer’s powerhouse hockey community: hockey parents.

“Still a hockey mom,” Dufour said. “There were a lot of us there. It was fun to see each other.”

Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@homernews.com.

Homer High alums face off during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer High alums face off during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer High alumnus Alex Sanarov moves to block a shot during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer High alumnus Alex Sanarov moves to block a shot during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Tom Bowe, Homer High School 2014, works the puck during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Tom Bowe, Homer High School 2014, works the puck during an alumni/alumnae hockey game last Friday, Dec 27, 2019, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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