Day 12 Blog – Aston … the Rebels have landed

As the Rebels packed up following the final game of the road trip it was bitter sweet. The Alaskan tundra may have been freezing and dark at times but it was an experience that brought the team closer. Memories were made that will last a lifetime and one can’t ask for much more than that. […]

Day 11 Blog – A dreary day

And on the final day God said let there be light! The last day of the ever so long Alaskan road trip was here. Snow was falling and morale was high following a big win on Friday night. However, the last day would turn out to be a dreary one. As any typical Saturday game […]

Day 10 Blog – Game day & Bellant’s big night

Day 10. What a fine, fine day it was. It was your typical game day and to say the boys were focused is an understatement. A light breakfast kick started the day and then it was off to pregame skate. The ice session was short but it was just enough time to get a feel […]

Day 9 Blog – It’s all business as the team focuses on the Ice Dogs

Day 9 was pretty uneventful. We took the day to change our mindset from having fun to focusing on getting the job done on Friday and Saturday nights. After breakfast we headed back to the Big Dipper ice arena for practice. We took our practice back indoors to get a feel for their ice surface […]

Day 8 Blog – Outdoor rink practice, scrimmage and bowling

As the road trip continued, day 8 had much in store. A scrumptious breakfast courtesy of the LaQuinta helped start the morning off right. Some of the boys fired up Belgian waffles in the classic waffle maker. What a treat! After a great breakfast the boys were fortunate enough to visit the University of Alaska […]

Day 7 Blog – Travel day, plane and busing issues

Day 7 was another travel day. We woke up early in the morning and headed to the Soldotna Sports Complex for one last practice in Kenai. We then packed up our gear and headed to the hotel to pack our clothes. After a quick bite to eat we checked into the airport. Traveling through Kenai […]

Day 6 Blog – Makeshift weight room and mini-hockey tournament

It was another relaxing day here in Kenai. Our boys were back on the ice for a little skills session to start preparing for our games against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs this weekend. Morale was high coming off Saturday night’s win, and the boys were determined to start the week off right. Following practice, the […]

Day 5 Blog – Off Day, Hiking, a Moose and the Movies

It was an off day for the Rebels to get some much needed rest to allow our bodies to recover. The only things we had scheduled were meals. Otherwise we had the day to do what we wanted. After eating breakfast, a big group of us decided to take a walk around the area and […]

Day 4 Blog – A long walk and being swept was not an option

What a day! The fellas knew it was going to be a good one from the start. Breakfast in the morning was hosted at “The Back Door” restaurant. Bacon, eggs and, of course, biscuits and gravy were the choices for fueling the body. Following breakfast it was time for our pregame walk, a long and […]

Day 3 Blog – Adapting to a wider rink & game day

Game Day! We started our day with a trip to the Double O Express restaurant, which was actually in the Kenai airport for some breakfast. Right after breakfast we got on the bus and headed straight to the Soldotna Sports Complex, home of the Brown Bears for our morning skate. The ice surface in the […]