KENAI, Alaska (KXDF) - Yesterday I reported that the NAHL Board of Governors would meet to discuss re–activating the Kenai River Brown Bears. Shortly after news time, the board of governors voted unanimously to reactivate the team for the 2017–2018 season.
The team's survival is truly a testament to the hard work of all the volunteers and fans who went through the unenviable task of raising $300,000 between March 22 and April 15.
The group, which was led by Scott Stuber, received help from fans, Anchorage Native and Former NHL Star Scott Gomez, as well as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
Now, thanks to the efforts of the community, the third–oldest team in the NAHL will survive and the future of Junior Hockey in Alaska looks much more secure.
The Brown Bears have sold over 300 season tickets for next year, and now it is safe to say that the fans will be able to use them.