In order to make the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the country, a player has to be driven to succeed.
In the case of 2012 Kenai Central graduate Zack Zulkanycz, that player had to be driven to succeed in more ways than one.
With their roster cut down to 23 as of Wednesday, the Kenai River Brown Bears are set to take on the Minot (North Dakota) Minotauros today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
The Sultan of Sides is riding a tidal wave of excellence into the fifth week of the NFL season. A pocket book pleasing 9-4 mark against the spread in week four followed an even fatter 11-4-1 tally in week three.
Soldotna volleyball grabbed a road win against Homer Tuesday night with a 3-1 nonconference victory. The Stars took hold early, winning with game scores of 25-21, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-16, moving the Stars season record to 5-1 overall.
It was already known coming into Saturday’s Region III meet in Kodiak that a few of the nation’s fastest runners would be showing up, so it was no real surprise when seniors Allie Ostrander of Kenai Central and Levi Thomet of Kodiak broke the course records at Bear Valley Golf Course.
The Soldotna Stars got the challenge that they wanted on the football turf Saturday for homecoming.
It looked to be the makings of a great game. The opening drive ended in a goal line stand by West Valley, which proceeded to quickly drive downfield.