Seeded Dimond comes from behind for a double overtime win over Eagle River
Teague Porter scored in double overtime to lift seed Dimond Lynx to Eagle River 3-2 in the Cook Inlet Conference semi-final game Thursday night at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.
Porter’s goal gave Dimond his first lead of the game.
Eagle River led 2-0 after a period thanks to goals from Joseph Radiff and Dylan Bender, but the fourth-seeded Wolves were unable to maintain their advantage.
Dimond tied the game 2-2 with second-half goals from Tyler Christiansen and Jack Dolan.
Goalkeeper Olin Kelliher kept Eagle River in the game with 40 saves. Gage Guay finished with 13 for Dimond.
The victory puts the Lynx in Saturday’s championship game against the second-seeded South Wolverines. Dimond is 12-1 and South is 10-2.
Eagle River, who fell to 7-7, will play the third seed (7-6) in Friday’s third-place game.
It was the second time this week that Eagle River has played in overtime. On Tuesday, Wolves won a 2-1 first-round victory over West.
Saturday’s title game will mark the seventh time since 2005 that Dimond and South have met for the championship, with South having a 4-3 advantage. The Wolverines have won six CIC titles since the school opened in 2005, including back-to-back crowns in 2018-19.
During that same period, Dimond won five championships, the most recent in 2014.
6:30 p.m. – Service vs Eagle River, 3rd place
6.30 p.m. – South vs Dimond, championship
All matches at Ben Boeke Ice Arena