The Kenai River Brown Bears started the 2020-21 season with a 3-0 victory at the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday in Wisconsin.
Luke Pavicich made all 46 saves for the shutout in his debut for the Brown Bears.
After a scoreless first period, Laudon Poellinger scored the first goal of the season 5 minutes, 45 seconds, into the second period on assists from Drew Jeffers and Adam Szubert.
The game remained tight until Anchorage’s Max Helgeson scored with just 1:42 remaining in the third on assists from Theo Thrun and Jeffrey Lee. Less than 30 seconds later, David Vieten added the empty-net goal for the victory.
Kenai River plays Chippewa again Thursday at 4:10 p.m. AKST.