WENATCHEE, WA-The west division finals continue for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs against their real rival. The Wenatchee Wild.
Friday night's game was a defensive clinic with the Wild getting a 1-0 win. Saturday's game had a lot more offense from both teams.
The Ice Dogs got off to a nice start with goals from Max Birkinbine and Taylor Munson in the first period that gave Fairbanks a 2-0 lead. Fast forward late in the second period the Ice Dogs have a 2-1 lead after a Wenatchee goal but Lawrence Cornellier launches the puck from the left slot and finds the net to increase the Ice Dog lead to 3-1. Cornellier had two goals and an assist on the night to lead Fairbanks. Cornellier's second goal came three and half minutes into the third perios thanks to a Garret Clemment assist. 4-1 Ice Dogs.
The Wild responded with two goals in the last five minutes of the game. The last one, a Jacob Barber's goal, with 47 seconds left in the game made it a 4-3 game but the Ice Dogs would hold on and win 4-3 earning the split on the playoff road trip.
The Ice Dogs were disciplined with just one penalty the entire game. Steve Perry made 34 saves on the 37 shots he faced. Taylor Munson, Max Birkinbine scored and Clemment added two assists.
The Ice Dogs hosts games three and four this weekend with both games starting at 7:30.