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 […]

Day 2 Blog – Breathtaking scenery and stretching out the legs

Boy, oh boy. The first day in Kenai was quite an adventure! The morning began with a refreshing breakfast at Louie’s (the hotel’s restaurant). You can never go wrong with a couple of eggs and reindeer sausage meant to fuel the start of a cold Alaskan road trip. Next the boys took the party outside […]

Day 1 – The long travel day: facing -13◦ temperatures and 3 hour bus ride

The first day of the Rebels trip to the last frontier was a very long travel day. The boys started the morning with a normal practice at IceWorks in Aston. After practice we all packed up our hockey gear and long underwear and headed to the Philadelphia International Airport. We made it to the airport […]