Bears making News


Brown Bears Making News!!



The Kenai River Brown Bears have promoted Brandon Fisher to the USHL. 


Brandon Fisher is a 16 yr old from Soldotna, Alaska who was drafted this past summer by the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. Brandon chose to stay with the Bears to prepare himself for the next level. During the holiday break the storm came a calling to get him to move up.  Brandon feels that he has gain the experience and maturity with the bears in the first half of the season to make the jump to the USHL.


Coach David said \”I believe the brown bears are a great fit for those players who are self-motivated and discplined- those young men that do not become distracted by anything that interferes with their achieving long-term success in hockey

David adds, \”Fisher is quite a talent in this respect.  I wish him great success, and I am glad to have been apart of his early years as im sure he will be playing for quite some time\”


The Bears also lose a future ncaa division 1 student-athlete in Jake Musselman.


\”Jake is a great skater.  He is versatile and can be used all over the ice because of his abilities. coach david said.


\”Jake has been given an opportunity to concentrate solely on his studies in the hopes of attneding the air force academy next fall.  we wish Musselman well- David added.


in recent news:


Brett Lubanski was received honorable mention as player of the week prior to the break.  \”Brett has been one of our most consistent players.  He competes every night.  He leads by example and is able to do anything he is asked to do\’ David said.  We are very proud of Brett and look forward to Brett leading the bears the second half and beyond\” added David.


Dainis Vasiljevs took a trip up to the World Junior Championships in Saskatoon.  He suited up for Latvia for an exhibition game against Austria leading into the tournament.  Latvia lost to Austria 6-4, but it was their best overall game.  \”we are happy to have crossed paths with Dainis.  He has great upside and is willing to work to achieve all goals he has set for himself\’, Coach David said. 


\”We continue to fill our locker room with young men that are willing to work, and have the desire to learn what it takes to achieve what they want\”, added David.


Bears head to Top prospects


Four of our Bears are off to showcase their skills at the NAHL Top Prospect Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mi Jan 18-21.

Johan Skinnars (89\’), Brad Fusaro (89\’), Braden Kinnebrew (89\’). and Doug Beck (90\’) were selected by the west division coaches to represent the Bears.


\”I am most excited to hear about their experience upon their return to us,\” David said.  \”this is a great opportunity for the boys to show what their made of in a rink saturated with college coaches looking to man their teams for the upcoming season.   I am so excited for our boys! David added.