In order to get to one of the top levels of junior hockey in the United States, many of the Kenai River Brown Bears have taken advantage of careers spent on immaculate indoor ice in some of the most prestigious hockey programs in America.
The Kenai River Brown Bears will look to turn around a lopsided series with the rival Fairbanks Ice Dogs tonight and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. both nights.
Nearly two months to the day after losing his first match ever on Alaska soil, Kenai Central sophomore Paul Steffensen returned the favor against South grappler Rami Pellumbi on Saturday to win a state championship.
After Friday's 46-34 Northern Lights Conference loss to the visiting Kodiak boys, it was clear the Kardinals had to figure out two things for the rematch - how to defend Jemuel Mangalus and how to attack Kodiak's 1-2-2 zone.