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11-30-2012, 05:15 PM
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Alaskan quartet bring local flavor to Kenai River squad

Alex Jackstadt had tears in his eyes.

“I…I don’t know if I can do this,” he muttered.

His team, the Kenai River (Alaska) Brown Bears, had just lost in overtime to the Odessa Jackalopes in the NAHL Showcase Tournament in Blaine, Minn. Despite scoring ten goals in their first three games, the Brown Bears remained winless and Jackstadt was taking it pretty hard.

“It’s okay,” said teammate Zack Zulkanycz, patting him on the shoulder. “You’re good.” And with that, he began his post-game interview.

“Jackstadt can get a little too hyped up,” offers Alec Butcher, a teammate who lives with both players, “but I’m on a line with Jack so I can calm him down and keep his head cool.”

“He gets frustrated,” says Zulkanycz.… read more


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