Smelker, Hickel collect assists in Boston’s 6-3 win over New York

October 9, 2016

Jordan Smelker hockey

Jordan Smelker

Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker assisted on the would-be winning goal in the second period as the Boston Pride beat the New York Riveters 6-3 in NWHL play in Buffalo, New York.

The 5-foot-8 forward set up Brianna Decker’s second goal to give Boston a 4-1 lead.

It was Smelker’s 20th career point with the Pride.

Smelker, of Service High fame, has posted 9-11-20 totals in 19 career games.

Fellow Anchorage skater Zoe Hickel also earned an assist in the win for her first point of the season.

The 5-foot-6 forward has posted 3-4-7 totals in 17 career games.

Both Alaskans were part of last season’s Isobel Cup championship for Boston in the inaugural season of the NWHL.