FAIRBANKS-Last night the Fairbanks Ice Dogs set the tone in this home series against rival Kenai. They did it on the defensive end and the offense followed suit.
13 minutes into the first period and Taylor Munson put the Ice Dogs up a goal on the rebound off Viktor Liljegren. 23 seconds later Kenai ties it on a Jake Bushey score after a Zach Zulkanz pass. Then Duggie Lagrone put on in net from deep to untie it at the 5:29 mark as three goals were score in 1:30.
Brett Gervais put the Ice Dogs up 3-1 as he popped Zach Quinn's water bottle in the second period.
TheN Kevin Aldridge and the Ice Dogs defense closed this out. If anything got through the stingy Ice Dogs defenders Aldridge was there making 23 saves on 24 shots as the Ice Dogs win 3-1 and gain a 3-0 lead in the ERA Cup series.
Defense did lead to offense and Ice Dogs defenseman Duggie Lagrone led all skaters with a goal and an assist.
Both teams are back in the Big Dipper tonight at 7:30.