A seven-game lead in the Midwest Division for the Kenai River Brown Bears took five weeks to build on the strength of a ten-game win streak.
It took just over 24 hours for that lead to dissolve to one game; as the Brown Bears dropped a pair of home contests to the last place Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
Brown Bears 4 – Magicians 6 Friday Night
Kenai River and Minnesota skated to a 2-2 first period with Brown Bear goals by Laudon Poellinger and Cody Moline. Minnesota extended to a 4-2 lead before Porter Schachle drew Kenai River to 4-3. The Magicians again extend to a two-goal advantage before Theo Thrun closed the gap at 5-4. An empty-netter for the Magicians in the final minute sealed the game. Final Score: Magicians 6, Kenai River 4.
Brown Bears 1 – Magicians 3 Saturday Night
Kenai River’s offense managed only a single goal by Logan Ritchie in a 3-1 loss on Saturday. Danny Frag, in goal for the Brown Bears recorded 26 saves on 29 shots.
Midwest Division Standings (as of Dec. 2nd)
|1||Kenai River Brown Bears||27||17||7||1||2||37|
|2||Fairbanks Ice Dogs||27||17||8||0||2||36|
|5||Springfield Jr. Blues||26||8||15||2||1||19|
Brown Bears Schedule (through December 14th)
|Dec. 6||Janesville Jets||–||Kenai River Brown Bears||–||Soldotna Regional Sports Complex 7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 7||Janesville Jets||–||Kenai River Brown Bears||–||Soldotna Regional Sports Complex 7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 12||Kenai River Brown Bears||–||Springfield Jr. Blues||–||Nelson Center|
|Dec. 13||Kenai River Brown Bears||–||Springfield Jr. Blues||–||Nelson Center|
|Dec. 14||Kenai River Brown Bears||–||Springfield Jr. Blues||–||Nelson Center|