Brown Bears drop game to Ice Miners

  • By Staff Report
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:30pm
  • Sports

The Kenai River Brown Bears junior hockey team lost 5-2 to the Keystone Ice Miners Tuesday at the Ice Mine in Connellsville, Pennsylvania in North American Hockey League play.

The Ice Miners jumped out to an early lead on the Brown Bears with first-period goals from Keenan Sabatini on a power play, AJ Coleman and Brendan Jaquay. Jaquay made it 4-0 for the Ice Miners before the Brown Bears got on the board with a tally by Maurin Bouvet at 16:47 of the period. Jason Lem and Alex Jackstadt assisted on the goal.

Robert Jaworski added a goal for the Ice Miners early in the third period.

Jackstedt rounded out the scoring for the Brown Bears, assisted by Marc Johnstone and Gustav Berglund in the final minute of the game.

Alec Derks recorded 27 saves on 32 shots for the Brown Bears.

Kenai River is now 11-19-1 in NAHL play.

The Brown Bears will have another shot at the Ice Miners today at 2 p.m. Alaska time.

Tuesday

Ice Miners 5, Brown Bears 2

Kenai River 0 1 1 — 2

Keystone 3 1 1 — 5

First period — 1. Keystone, Keenan Sabatini (Reed Scahill, Jacob Coleman), 6:05 (pp); 2. Keystone, AJ Coleman (LordAnthony Grissom, Alex Archibald) 7:44; 3. Keystone, Brendan Jaquay (AJ Coleman), 18:48. Penalties — Kenair River 2 for 4:00, Keystone 1 for 2:00.

Second period — 4. Keystone, Brendan Jaquay (Jacob Coleman), 6:17; 5. Kenai River, Maurin Bouvet (Jason Lem, Alex Jackstadt), 16:47. Penalties — Kenai River 3 for 17:00, Keystone 5 for 21:00.

Third period — 6. Keystone, Robert Jaworski (Vito Aluia), 4:58; 7. Kenai River, Alex Jackstadt (Marc Johnstone, Gustav Berglund), 19:10. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00, Keystone 2 for 4:00.

Shots on goal — Kenai River 6-7-18—31; Keystone 12-9-11—32.

Goalies — Kenai River, Alec Derks 32 shots, 27 saves; Keystone, Nick Kossoff, 31 shots, 29 saves.

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