Oldham Commits to Nebraska-Omaha
Former Brown Bear, and Anchorage, Alaska native Kris Oldham has recently committed to playing Division One hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha .The Brown Bears organization is extremely proud and happy that Kris has achieved one of his academic and athletic goals. He is joining a strong collegiate program at UNO where he will continue his growth and development under coach Blais. Kris spent the 2013-14 season with the Brown Bears. While sharing time in net, Oldham went 11-6-1 with a 3.17 Goals Against Average and a .901 Save Percentage. He is currently playing for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL.
When asked about how Kenai River helped prepare him for the next step Kris said "Kenai last year really helped me develop as a player, mentally and physically. Everyone in the Brown Bear organization was great to me from the coaching staff all the way to the fans. It was a key step in my progression, and I am very thankful for my time in Kenai." Asking Kris what moving on to college means to him he said "It has been a dream of mine since I was young. UNO offered me an ideal educational and playing situation. I loved what they had to offer, and the city of Omaha has been great to me. It's very relieving to achieve one of my dreams."
Coach Beauparlant when asked about Kris' time with the club said "Our organization is focused on moving players to the highest level of hockey possible and Kris is another example of a player who understands that process. We were fortunate to have him as a part of our hockey club, and we look forward to watching him grow into the goalie we all knew he would become."