He is at it again. Ben LaVigueur decided to enter a 100-kilometer (62 miles) ultramarathon in Nicaragua last month, the “Ultramaratón Fuego y Agua,” and ended up winning it with a time of 13 hours, 8 minutes.
By the time the puck dropped to start the second period Saturday, the playoff fate of the Alaska Avalanche and Kenai River Brown Bears was already sealed. Either they didn’t get the message or they didn’t care, because it didn’t appear to faze either team. Especially the Brown Bears.
The Kenai Peninsula had 18 athletes attend the Arctic Winter Games from March 4 to 10 in Whitehorse, Yukon. Those athletes brought home 31 medals, but just as importantly the athletes fulfilled another mission of the games by making new friends.
The Kenai River Brown Bears pulled even with the Fresno (Calif.) Monsters in the race for the final playoff spot in the North American Hockey League West Division on Friday with a 3-2 victory in overtime over the host Alaska Avalanche of Palmer.
As the Kenai River Brown Bears stand on the cusp of a playoff position, there are a few veteran players on the team who are also nearly at the end of their time on the team. Brett Lubanski, Jesse Ramsey and Raymond Stenehjem all have played with the Brown Bears for three years — and have each made the most of their opportunities.
With the final two games of the season looming today and Saturday, the Kenai River Brown Bears must win at least one of their games to even have a chance at making the North American Hockey League playoffs.