Wilderness Top Kenai Wearing Ugly Christmas Sweater Jerseys

Ivan Chukarov had a big night as the defensemen had two goals and an assist to lead the Wilderness to a 5-2 home win over the Brown Bears on Thursday, handing Kenai River its fifth straight lass.  Things started well as Kenai River jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the contest on a goal from Colton Fletcher.  However, that was answered by three straight goals from Minneosta including two from Chukarov and one from Dan Litchke, who scored his fifth goal of the season.  Tanner Schachle had the other goal for the Brown Bears, which made it 3-2 after two periods.  Niklas Lehtimaki and Brett Heikkila scored in the 3rd period to make the final, 5-2.  Ryan Anderson had to make just 16 saves in the win.  Boxscore