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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.).

 


By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com
Anchorage