03/21/15 - 11:54pm
The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-2 on Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to earn a split in the weekend series.
The Ice Dogs had taken the Friday opener 4-2.
Saturday was the last home game for Bears players Gustav Berglund, Tyler Andrews, Alex Jackstadt, Joseph Kaszupski, Zack Zulkanycz and Evan Hauser.
“It came down to guys laying it on the line,” Kenai River head coach Geoff Beauparlant said. “They weren’t going to be denied. It had nothing to do with systems. We just wanted it more than they did.