Kenai River Brown Bears

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Kenai River Brown Bears
Kenai River Brown Bears Logo.svg
City Soldotna, Alaska
League NAHL
Division West
Founded 2007
Home arena Soldotna Sports Center
Colors

Green, Red, and Brown


              
Owner(s) Kenai Peninsula Youth Foundation
General manager Nate Kiel
Head coach Geoff Beauparlant (2013-14)
Affiliates Boulder Bison (WSHL) (lower)
Franchise history
2007-Present Kenai River Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's West Division based in Soldotna, Alaska. The Brown Bears are the flagship program of a larger community-based and operated Kenai Peninsula Youth Foundation, which enables players the unique opportunity to provide countless hours of public service to the local community and youth including developing athletic skills and education-even mentoring students and assisting with reading programs. The direct relationship between the hockey team and the local youth community is unique to the Kenai River Brown Bears. The team joined the North American Hockey League (NAHL) as an expansion team for the 2007-08 season, and since then has upgraded as well as added team-specific facilities to the 2,000 plus capacity Soldotna Sports Center it calls home. The Brown Bear's ultimate mission is to provide academic and athletic opportunities to student-athletes, and provide its players every possible resource to play hockey at the collegiate level.

Season Records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2007-08 58 12 38 8 32 144 257 1272 6th, South did not qualify
2008-09 58 14 36 8 36 165 249 1350 4th, West lost in 1st Round
2009-10 58 12 40 6 30 144 247 1045 4th, West lost in 1st Round
2010-11 58 27 24 7 61 189 191 1076 4th, West lost in 1st Round
2011-12 60 31 25 4 66 186 189 894 4th, West lost in 1st Round
2012-13 60 29 25 6 64 139 224 1115 3rd, West lost in 1st Round
2013-14 60 28 24 8 64 164 178 1181 4th, West lost in 1st Round

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2009
First Round - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-0
  • 2010
First Round Wenatchee Wild defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-0
  • 2011
Divisional Semi-Finals - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-0
  • 2012
Divisional Semi-Finals - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-0
  • 2013
Divisional Semi-Finals - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-2
  • 2014
Divisional Semi-Finals - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-2

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