Defenseman Tyler Andrews of Anchorage, who The Blog has seen a lot of the last two or three years because he helped out Alaska Aces equipment manager Mike Burkhead, proved ever-so-helpful in his on-ice duties tonight for the NAHL's Kenai River Brown Bears.
Andrews racked a power-play strike with just two seconds left in regulation to lift the Brown Bears to a 3-2 victory over visiting Coulee Region. That's Tyler's first goal in the league -- sweet.
Assisting on the winner was Alec Butcher of Anchorage, who also had a goal and continues to lead the circuit in scoring with 7-6--13 totals in nine games.
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs didn't have it as good despite unloading 50 shots on visiting Corpus Christi. But Corpus Christi goaltender Ben Myers delivered 48 saves to backstop a 3-2 road victory. That marked Fairbanks' second straight loss after opening the season 7-0-0. By the way, another big crowd at The Big Dipper in the Golden Heart City -- 2,242.