Happy Thanksgiving Brown Bear Friends and Families! Its Thursday and we’re thankful for Thursdays because they mean our Bears will be sharpening their steel for the next evenings games! It’s going to be a barn burner for sure against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, another two game series counting toward Alaska’s own coveted Raven Cup. Connor and Artur will be in the house representing our Defense and making it tough for the Dog’s. It’s been another week of hard skating and Community Volunteering for Artur, Connor and the rest of the team, including a Thanksgiving Day morning practice! The rest of us were probably slumped on the coach watching football or the Macy’s Day Parade , so rest assured your Brown Bears are dedicated to winning for their Fans ! Come on out to the Sports Center and cheer Connor on as he dusts it off, and be sure to bang on anything you can for Artur! He’ll be taking pucks in the breadbasket all night long for our team! See you at the Rink!
#7 Connor Fedorek
Hometown and favorite thing about your Hometown? Pittsburgh, PA- Best city to live in
Favorite Book? Into Thin Air
Favorite movie? Youngblood
Favorite TV show? Riverdale
Favorite video game? NHL
Favorite Super Hero? Ironman
Favorite Food? Chicken Tenders
Favorite Restaurant? Olive Garden
Who’s in your Family? Tammy Timmons (Mom), John Fedorek (Dad), Greg Timmons (Stepdad), Lindsay Anderson (Dad’s GF), Taylor Timmons (Stepsister), Jordan Timmons (Stepbrother), Gregory Timmons Jr. (halfbrother) and Dad’s GF also has three young boys of her own.
Best Family Memory? All the road trips for hockey and vacations
Favorite Holiday? Christmas
If you chose your Jersey number why did you choose it? I chose #7 this year because that’s the number I was assigned last year.
Favorite hockey team? Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite hockey player and why is he your favorite player? Kris Letang. All around great player, does his job every night, is a leader, and a great guy off the ice
Favorite hockey memory? Coming behind from losing 3-0 with 4 mins left. We tied it up with a minute left, then I picked off a pass, took the shot and scored with 48 seconds left. That game was the Championship Game in the Silver Stick Championship.
Who was your hero growing up? Both of my parents were my Heroes growing up. No matter what happened, they were always supporting me. They made so many sacrifices in this life that no matter how many times I thanked them, it still wouldn’t be enough. They truly put me before them and I am forever grateful.
Do you have any pre-game rituals? What are they? eating at the Duck Inn on every Game day, coming to the rink to warm up, wearing the same clothes to warm up in, getting dressed the same way every time and just get in the mindset.
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? I started skating when I was 2 and playing since I was 4. I keep playing for the Love of the Game and because it’s the greatest sport there is.
Shoot or Pass? Depends on the situation (D-Zone: Pass) ( O- Zone : Shoot)
What position do you play and why do you like that position? I play defense. Reason I play D is because that’s where I started at a young age because I always stayed by the Goalies side, so I stuck with it growing up.
What is your dream job? NHL Hockey Player ( What every Player wants)
If you can’t have your dream job what other job are you interested in? A Marine Biologist. I’ve always had a strong passion for Marine Biology since a young age
Who’s winning the Stanley Cup this year? Pittsburgh Penguins (Threepeat)
Anything else interesting about you? I have three cats ( Shadow, Koby, and Peanut) and a dog ( Steeler)
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Follow your Dreams. Never give up. When times get tough, keep moving forward no matter what.
One last question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? Hang out in the Community, and be with my Team of Brothers every day.
# 30 Artur Pavliukov
Hometown and favorite thing about your Hometown? Klaipeda, Lithuania- Beautiful Beaches
Favorite Book? ACT Prep book
Favorite movie? Shutter Island
Favorite TV show? Shark Tank
Favorite video game? Clash Royale
Favorite Super Hero? Aqua Man
Favorite Food? Free Food
Who’s in your Family? Me, Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister
Favorite Holiday? Kenai , Alaska Day
Favorite hockey team? KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS
Favorite hockey player? Joey Allegrini- Skillful passer
Favorite hockey memory? Playing in Olympic Games Qualification in Hungary, Budapest
Who was your hero growing up and why? Sponge Bob- Smartest Character ever
Do you have any pre-game rituals? What are they? Take a nap before the Game
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? 5- wasn’t good in any other sport.
Shoot or Pass? Shoot
What position do you play and why do you like that position? Goalie. I like to stand on the ice and watch how the puck hits me.
What is your dream job? Goalie
If you can’t have your dream job what other job are you interested in? REF, BEHIND THE NET.
Who’s winning the Stanley Cup this year? Vegas
Anything else interesting about you? Not really. Stereotypical Euro.
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Its better to score, then to be scored on.
One last question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? Play video games