10/02/14 - 9:33pm
In order to make the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the country, a player has to be driven to succeed.
In the case of 2012 Kenai Central graduate Zack Zulkanycz, that player had to be driven to succeed in more ways than one.
Zulkanycz has made the 23-man roster for the Dubuque (Iowa) Fighting Saints, becoming the first Kenai Peninsula player to ply his trade in the USHL since Soldotna’s Brandon Fisher in the 2010-11 season.
“It’s surreal,” said Zulkanycz, who made his Saints debut Saturday. “I still can’t really believe I’m here.