Brown Bears clinch playoff spot

The Kenai River Brown Bears clinched a spot in the North American Hockey League playoffs when the Fresno (Calif.) Monsters lost to the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild 3-1 on Saturday.

The Bears' Saturday game with the Alaska Avalanche of Palmer was still in progress when the Bears clinched a playoff spot.

Heading into the evening, the Bears and Monsters were tied with 64 points, but Kenai River was 30-25-4, while Fresno finished at 27-23-10. Since the Bears have more wins, they take the tiebreaker.


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The Bears finish fourth in the division and will face the division champion Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the first round of the playoffs.

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