Bears drop to 0-3 with loss to Ice Wolves

The Kenai River Brown Bears dropped to 0-3-0-0 with a 5-0 loss to the New Mexico Ice Wolves at the North American Hockey League Showcase at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.

The Bears were hurt by penalties in the game. Kenai River was 0 for 2 on the power play, while New Mexico was 1 for 7.

The Ice Wolves got goals in the first and second periods to take a 2-0 advantage. New Mexico then had three more goals in the third period.

Beni Halasz had the shutout for New Mexico, facing 20 shots. For Kenai River, Bryant Marks stopped 28 of 33.

Kenai River continutes play at the Showcase today with an 8:45 a.m. AKDT game against the Johnstown (Pennsylvania) Tomahawks.


Ice Wolves 5, Brown Bears 0

Kenai River 0 0 0 —0

New Mexico 1 1 3 —5

First period — 1. New Mexico, Dulak (Svensson), 18:50. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; New Mexico 2 for 4:00.

Second period — 2. New Mexico, Metz (Blom), 16:23. Penalties — Kenai River 2 for 4:00.

Third period — 3. New Mexico, Dulak (Bentley, Blom), pp, 5:01; 4. New Mexico, Svensson (Prouty), 8:59; 5. New Mexico, Gomez (Hutchinson), 12:24. Penalties — Kenai River 5 for 12:00; New Mexico 2 for 4:00.

Shots on goal — Kenai River 7-9-4—20; New Mexico 8-10-15—33.

Goalies — Kenai River, Marks (33 shots, 28 saves); New Mexico (20 shots, 20 saves).

Power plays — Kenai River 0 for 2; New Mexico 1 for 7.

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