01/24/12 - 9:25pm
The Kenai River Brown Bears snapped a six-game losing streak by topping the host Fresno (Calif.) Monsters 3-1 on Tuesday in North American Hockey League action.
The Bears made up valuable ground in the race for the NAHL playoffs.
The top four in the West Division make the playoffs. Kenai River is 19-15-2, four points behind Fresno, which is 18-14-8. Fresno also has played 40 games to Kenai River’s 36.
“It is exactly what we needed,” Brown Bears head coach Oliver David said. “There is no other way to say that.
“We had an excellent, all-around team effort.”