Anchorage, Alaska | 3/25/22 | Isaac Smoldon
Despite a strong performance from Kenai River Brown Bears’ goaltender Bryant Marks, the Anchorage Wolverines would be the victors Friday night, taking the game by a score of 3-1. The Wolverines piled 43 shots on Marks over the course of the game, as opposed to the 21 that Anchorage goaltender Raythan Robbins faced. With the win, the Wolverines keep pace in the Midwest Division standings, as they sit just a point back of a playoff spot with nine games remaining.
The Wolverines dominated Kenai for the vast majority of the 60 minutes played, and nowhere was that more obvious than the 1st period. Anchorage outshot Kenai 18-5 in the opening frame, with Marks having to make huge saves to keep his team in the game. In spite of the overwhelming offensive attack on display by the home team, the score remained tied until late in the 2nd period, when Aiden Westin finally broke the ice with 4:13 remaining in the frame, off of a shorthanded pass from Talon Sigurdson.
Anchorage started the final period hungry, and quickly added two goals to their lead. Cameron Morris picked up his ninth of the season, with Sigurdson and Westin both notching assists. 19 seconds later, Colton Friesen scored and extended the Wolverines’ lead to three. Halfway through the final period Nick Stevens scored Kenai River’s only goal of the evening, but every other chance by the Brown Bears was unsuccessful, and Anchorage skated off with the win.
Anchorage remains in fifth place, but sits two points behind the third place Minnesota Wilderness and just one point back of the fourth place Janesville Jets. The Wolverines have nine games remaining in the season, with games in hand on every team in front of them.
Throughout this Family and Billet Appreciation weekend, the Wolverines honor both the families of our skaters and staff, and our awesome billet families that allow us to host our out of state players. Join us in thanking these individuals during tomorrow’s contest, 7PM at the Ben.