02/20/12 - 8:25pm
PALMER — The Kenai River Brown Bears could be losing one of their primary rivals, as the future of the Palmer-based Alaska Avalanche is very much in doubt.
In mid-February, Avalanche owner Mark Lee announced he intends to sell the team, but hopes to see the organization stay in the Valley.
“We like the Avs, make no bones about it,” said Nate Kiel, general manager of the Brown Bears. “It’s good to have junior hockey in Alaska, and the Avs have proven to be a top-notch program.