You'll have to forgive me as I attempt to comprehend the reasoning behind the Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort matchup. I'm a little behind on this column so bear with me - I'm behind mainly due to my propensity to overanalyze everything.
A hot Kenai River Brown Bears club will collide with an amped-up Fairbanks Ice Dogs squad today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.
The Brown Bears come into the series on a four-game winning streak, their longest of the season.
The Kenai River Brown Bears acquired forward Jordan Paine just before Wednesday's North American Hockey League trade deadline.
Paine, at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, comes to the Brown Bears from the Texas Tornado.
The high school hockey season will come to an end this weekend with the ASAA First National Cup state hockey championships at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla.
The three-day tournament will feature only one local team - the Soldotna Stars.
The host Cook Inlet Academy boys team defeated Noatak 52-49 in nonconference action to celebrate senior night. CIA coach Justin Franchino said it was a back-and-forth game, with neither team leading by more than six points.