Happy Thursday Brown Bear Nation! Thursday means it’s only one more day until we get to watch our favorite hockey team on the ice! It’s time to cheer on the Brown Bears and they’ve got a match up this weekend that’s sure to get your blood racing! The Bismarck Bobcats are in town to battle the Bears this Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Center, game times at 7:30 PM. The Brown Bears are coming off a split with the Minot Minotauros and will be hungry for a win against the Central Division second place Bismarck team. Practice this last week has been fast and furious with lots of hard skates to get the guys ready, but it didn’t stop Alex , Luke and the rest of the guys from continuing their community service in and around town. Between fundraising for youth hockey, and working around the Sports Center making rink improvements, some of the guys stepped up, including these two guys, to move a trailer load of hay for one of our community members. If you need help our Brown Bears are here to offer a hand and and all they ask in return is that you cheer the loudest at this weekends games! So come on out to the rink and see Luke and Alex tear it up on the ice! There’ll be goals scored and big hits by these two guys and you won’t want to miss it! As always, look for Alex and Luke before or after the game and say your Hello’s! Or even better give the glass the loudest pounding that you can and ring those cowbells when you see our boys skate by you this weekend! GO BEARS!!!!
# 9 Alex Klekotka
Hometown and favorite thing about your Hometown? Grand Rapids Michigan – Not too big, not too small.
Favorite movie? Tommy Boy
Favorite TV show? The Blacklist
Favorite Super Hero? Luke Radetic
Favorite Food? Snow Crab and Baked Oysters
Favorite Restaurant? Chik-fil-A
Who’s in your Family? Dad (Jerry), Mom (Sara), Brother (Brady), Sister (Sydney)
Best Family Memory? Road trip out West, camping/hiking -Yellowstone/ Grand Tetons
Favorite Holiday? Christmas with the Family
If you chose your jersey Number, Why did you choose it? #12 was taken at the time, #9 is my little Brother’s hockey number
Favorite hockey team? Kenai River Brown Bears
Favorite hockey player and why is he your favorite player? #25 Preston Weeks – Hometown Hero
Favorite Hockey memory? Winning the State Tournament in 6 overtimes my 2nd U16 year
Who was your hero growing up? My dad, he was always working and never stopped.
Do you have any pregame rituals? What are they? I put my gear on from right to left.
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? I started when I was two just skating on the pond every day. When I was four I started playing cross ice. I keep playing because I love it. I like challenging myself to get better everyday.
Shoot or Pass? Shoot —–> Shooters shoot
What position do you play and why do you like that position? Wing, I have played both right and left wing this year and I feel that Wing is the best position for my style of play.
What is your dream job? NHL
If you can’t have your dream job what other job are you interested in? Trophy Husband
Who’s winning the Stanley Cup this year? Vegas
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Keep working, get better everyday and always have fun on the ice with your Friends!
One Last Question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? Anything outdoors (Fly fishing, hiking, fishing some more)
#13 Luke Radetic
Hometown and favorite thing about your Hometown? St Louis, Missouri, Friends and Family there
Favorite Book? The Great Gatsby
Favorite movie? The Benchwarmers
Favorite TV show? Riverdale
Favorite Video Game? Fifa
Favorite Super Hero? The Arrow
Favorite Food? Crab cakes
Favorite Restaurant? Firehouse BBQ
Who’s in your Family? Mom – Dana, Dad – Joe, Brother -Jack (22)
Favorite Holiday? My Birthday
If you chose your jersey Number, Why did you choose it? #13, I’ve worn it since I was young
Favorite hockey team? St Louis Blues
Favorite hockey player and why is he your favorite player? David Kaplan, He is exciting to watch.
Favorite Hockey memory? Getting to play on a line with David Kaplan
Who was your hero growing up? My Parents, great role models for me.
Do you have any pregame rituals? What are they? I eat at Duck Inn before every home Game.
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? 4 years old, I enjoyed it more than the other sports I played.
Shoot or Pass? Shoot
What position do you play and why do you like that position? I play forward because I like to score goals
What is your dream job? Trophy Husband
If you can’t have your dream job what other job are you interested in? Dentist
Who’s winning the Stanley Cup this year? St Louis Blues
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Reading Books is great for the mind.
One Last Question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? Hang out with the guys from the team.