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Nikiski hockey matches last year's win total

...against Kenai Central's junior varsity. "It means a lot, especially with the size of our squad," Nikiski coach Irv Smith said. "We've only got nine skaters and one goalie." Kenny Lake grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period before the...
Revenge on ice

...forwards coming back. They are going to be very tough to skate with." In the Greatland Hockey Conference, Nikiski coach Irv Smith isn't as sure of the favorite. Smith can hardly be blamed, though, because the reflex answer from the past four-time...
Bulldogs get first victory

...put a point on the board. "We cycled the puck well and did an excellent job with our forecheck," said Nikiski coach Irv Smith. "Most of the game was played at the other team's end of the ice -- that's how you pick up the win." And at their...
Sports Brief defeated the visiting Bulldogs, 6-0, on Tuesday night at the Soldotna Sports Center. According to Nikiski coach Irv Smith, the Bulldogs were limited to just five skaters and a goalie due to ineligibility issues. He also said Soldotna gave...
Delta hockey sweeps Nikiski

...goals on Friday. "Delta was a tough team. We just need to play with a little bit more intensity," said Bulldogs coach Irv Smith. "We have Tri Valley next weekend and they'll be a tough team to play."
Viking Warriors take 2 from Nikiski

...while Nikiski remained in second place in the conference's Southern Division. "It's pretty tough," Nikiski coach Irv Smith said of playing with nine on the roster. "We did show a lot of heart in trying to come back." On Friday, Tri-Valley's...
Sports Briefs

...4-1 to Hutchison on Friday and 11-1 to Hutchison on Saturday. ?The kids played really hard,? Nikiski coach Irv Smith said. ?It seems like in the third period we lost it there. We?ve got a small squad and we get tired. Plus, that...
Hutchison sweeps Nikiski

...Hanley. "It'd be nice to have 10 or 12 players, because then we could do a lot of different things," Nikiski coach Irv Smith said. "Again, the kids gave good effort. I can't fault them anywhere for not trying hard enough."
Delta, Nikiski set for playoffs

...their Greatland Hockey Conference quarterfinal playoff game tonight against Delta with only eight players. Bulldogs coach Irv Smith said that does not faze his team. It inspires them. "We won some of our games this year playing with five or six skaters...
Team skates, thanks to many

The Nikiski High School hockey teams, past and present, would like to express our gratitude to coach Irv Smith. His dedication and encouragement throughout the years have allowed us to overcome the challenges that our team has faced. There...


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