Midwest squad notches win at Top Prospects

The Midwest squad, with three Kenai River Brown Bears, notched a 4-1 win over the North on Tuesday in the final day of the North American Hockey League Top Prospects Tournament.

Vincent Stefan had an assist for the Midwest and finished plus-2, while Conor Deal also had an assist on an empty-netter and was plus-1. Jake Davidson also was plus-1.

The USA Hockey National Team Development Program U-17 squad topped the NAHL U-18 selects 5-1. Sebastian Fuchs and Nathan Colwell played on the team and neither notched a point.

The players now fly home to travel to Fairbanks to face the Ice Dogs on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Bears are currently in fifth place in the Midwest Division, two points behind the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild for the final playoff spot.

Fairbanks leads the division with 74 points, while the Minnesota Wilderness have 62, the Coulee Region (Wis.) Chill have 58, Wenatchee has 54 and Kenai River has 52. Wenatchee has 11 games left, while Kenai River has 13.

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