WASILLA, Alaska — The Dimond high school hockey team captured its first state 4A championship in 11 years on Saturday, defeating Service, 6-1 in the title game in Wasilla. The Lynx, who were 0 for 7 in title games since their most recent crown in 2001, capped off an undefeated season.
Dimond got off to a good start with two goals 10 seconds apart in the opening period. Drake Glover's unassisted goal with 2:51 left in the first bounced off the shoulder of the Service goaltender and in. Right off the ensuing face off at center ice, Dimond's career points leader Tyler Thompson found Lane Bauer, whose wrist shot found the lower right corner for a 2-0 lead.
Dimond enjoyed another scoring spurt in the second period, with two goals 25 seconds apart. Josh Larson scored a rebound goal 1:31 into the frame, and Daniel Roberts made it 4-0 on the very next shift.