The Kenai River Brown Bears snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Fresno (Calif.) Monsters 5-1 on Thursday at the Soldotna Sports Center. The same two teams drop the puck tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the sports center.
As 15-year-old goalie Kris Oldham (yes, you read that right, 15) was walking past Kenai River Brown Bears coach Oliver David in the Soldotna Sports Center hallway after the Bears 7-5 win over the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild on Friday, David asked Oldham how he had liked picking up the win in his junior hockey debut. "It was awesome," Oldham said, his cherubic face looking out of place propped on a 6-foot-4 frame outfitted with bulging goalie gear. "I had fun." They ain't all like this one, kid. Not even close.
Saturday night nearly became known as the night the Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in a playoff series. However, central Peninsula residents are going to have to wait another 48 hours to see if they can do it.
...period - 3. Fairbanks, Meuller (Allison), 7:07; 4. Fairbanks, Allison (Birkinbine, Madry), 13:45; 5. Kenai River, Duwe (Butcher, Jackstadt), 16:57. Penalties - Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Fairbanks 1 for 2:00.Third period...
The Kenai River Brown Bears completed a two-game sweep of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs with a 5-2 victory Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center in North American Hockey League action in front of 1,114 fans.
The Kenai River Brown Bears ended the first half of the North American Hockey League season by splitting a pair of games against the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild on Friday and Saturday nights, taking a 5-3 win on Friday before suffering a 5-2 loss on Saturday at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee.
...Brown Bears 3 Kenai River 2 0 1 -3 1st period - 1. Wenatchee, Barber (Davis), shorthanded, 1:35; 2. Kenai River, Duwe (Seidel), 2:55; 3. Wenatchee, Kuchera (Roubos, Jones), 3:45; 4. Wenatchee, Barber (Davis, Abood...
Alex Jackstadt scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Fresno (Calif.) Monsters 5-4 on Friday at Selland Arena in front of 3,809 fans. "It was a huge victory for us," Kenai River assistant Nick Shackford said. "No. 1, it was an overtime win. Anytime you are on the road, you're sick and you have some injury problems, it's big when a team comes together like that when things aren't going great.
The Kenai River Brown Bears split a pair of games with the Fresno (Calif.) Monsters on Friday and Saturday at Selland Arena. The Brown Bears notched a 5-4, overtime win on Friday before falling 3-2 on Saturday.
All season long, Kenai River Brown Bears coach Oliver David has preached to his team the importance of closing out, and winning, close games.
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