02/24/12 - 11:32pm
The Alaska Avalanche of Palmer defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-3 in overtime Friday in North American Hockey League play at Palmer's MTA Events Center.
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs topped the Fresno (Calif.) Monsters 4-3 on Friday, so the Bears gained a point in their quest for a playoff spot.
Kenai River is now 23-20-3, two points behind the fourth-place Monsters in the West Division. The Avs are 29-14-3, two points ahead of third-place Wenatchee (Wash.) and six points behind the division-leading Ice Dogs.