CORPUS CHRISTI, TX-The Ice Dogs came back with a lot of shots in game two of their series Saturday against the Corpus Christi Ice Rays. Fairbanks put 48 shots on net in their 5-4 shootout victory over Corpus Christi. It took all of those shots to hold off the Ice Rays.
Fairbanks was in control of this game from the jump. The Ice Dogs led 3-0 by the end of the first period. Patrick Munson was inbetween the pipes made 12 saves in a shutout opening period.
Both teams scored a goal a-piece in the second period then in the third it was all Ice Rays. Trailing 4-1 Corpus Christi went on a tear. They scored three goals in the last seven minutes of regulation with just nine shots on goal. Brad LeLievre scored the tying goal to force overtime with 48 seconds remaining witht he extra attacker.
In overtime both teams went scoresless but the Ice Dogs led the attack with five shots on goal while holding the Ice Rays to a single shot.
In the shootout. Jacob Hetz scored on the first attempt to put the pressure on the Ice Rays. Munson increased the pressure stoning Malo Ville on his shot. Ville three points in this series against Fairbanks but was denied at a crucial time by Munson.
Tayler Munson who score for Fairbanks on their third attempt while Munson cancelled all of the Ice Rays in the shootout to secure the win for the Ice Dogs.
Fairbanks finishes their Texas road trip 3-1 and now have a 32-13 record which is tops in the Midwest division. They lead by eight points over the Minnesota Wilderness with 15 games remaining in the regular season.
The Ice Dogs return home this week for a three game series agains the Wenatchee Wild starting Thursday night.