After tying the game in the third period, the Kenai River Brown Bears lost a North American Hockey League game to the Keystone Ice Miners 3-2 in a shootout Wednesday at the Ice Mine in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.
The Brown Bears twice tied the game in the third period. Ben Campbell scored the Brown Bear’s first goal just over a minute into the frame, assisted by Tanner Schachle. After an unassisted goal by Keystone’s Brendan Jaquay, Cameron Cook sent the game to overtime, assisted by Joseph Kaszupski with just under eight minutes left in regulation.
Neither team scored in the overtime period. Nick Klishko and Maurin Bouvet scored for Kenai River in the shootout.
Evan Hauser made 24 saves on 26 shots for the Brown Bears.
Kenai River is now 11-19-2. They next play today against the Johnstown Tomahawks at 3 p.m. Alaska time in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Ice Miners 3, Brown Bears 2, SO
Kenai River 0 0 2 0 0 — 2
Keystone 1 0 1 0 1 — 3
First period — 1. Keystone, Austin Romzek (Vito Aluia, Michael Maiden) 8:11. Penalties — Keystone 1 for 2:00.
Second period — none. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00.
Third period — 2. Kenai River, Ben Campbell (Tanner Schachle) 1:06; 3. Keystone, Brendan Jaquay (unassisted) 3:22; 4. Kenai River, Cameron Cook (Joseph Kaszupski) 12:01. Penalties — none.
Overtime — none. Penalties — none.
Shootout — Kenai River, Nick Klishko, Maurin Bouvet; Keystone, Austin Romzek, Brendan Jaquay, Jacob Coleman.
Power plays — Kenai River 0-1; Keystone 0-1
Shots — Kenai River, 10-9-11-2-0—32; Keystone, 9-8-7-2-1—27.
Goalies — Kenai River, Evan Hauser, 26 shots, 24 saves; Keystone, Alex Blankenburg, 32 shots, 30 saves.