Story last updated at 12/3/2008 - 2:01 pm
JUNEAU - Youth triumphed over experience Saturday night during the annual Chicks versus Geezers hockey match at Juneau's Treadwell Arena. The Chicks relied on speed, stamina and a deep bench on their way to an easy 7-2 victory. The Chicks lead the series against the Geezers 4-1.
The Geezers were the more physical team and controlled the offensive tempo for most of the game, but the men couldn't find the back of the net despite taking more shots on goal than their female counterparts. The Chicks had no such problem, jumping ahead early with a 2-1 lead after the first period of play. The Chicks scored two more goals in the second period to extend the lead before scoring three more times in the third.
The matchup, now in its fifth year, is held to raise money for the Culture Club, an initiative that offers kids an inexpensive way to be involved in hockey. Event coordinators also want to raise money for a girls hockey program.