NAHL: Kenai River is rollin'

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

The NAHL's Kenai River Brown Bears wrapped a three-game road sweep of the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild on Sunday with a come-from-behind 4-3 win on Albin Karlsson's game-winning goal with less than two minutes left in regulation.

That gives the Brown Bears an eight-game winning streak -- they have won twice in shootouts and once in regulation in that span -- and they lead the Midwest Division with a 12-3-0 mark good for 24 points. Impressively, they are 6-1-0 on the road and own the league's best winning percentage (.800).

Sunday, Kenai fell behind 2-0 inside the opening 12 minutes before rallying.

Alec Butcher of Anchorage had one goal and one assist and again is the circuit's leading scorer with 10-12--22 totals in 15 games.

Karlsson had one goal and one assist, and was +4. He had one goal and five helpers in the Wenatchee series and went +8. His overall +16 ranks second in the league.

Zack Zulkanycz of Kenai furnished a short-handed goal and an assist on Karlsson's game winner, which came two minutes after Wenatchee forged a 3-3 tie. Also, Kenai goaltender Kris Oldham of Anchorage , all of 16 years old, stopped 36 shots.

The Brown Bears are in the midst of seven straight road games. They play Friday and Saturday at Austin (Minn.).