FAIRBANKS-The Ice Dogs got duplicate 3-1 victories in their non-divisonal series against the South division's second ranked Wichita Falls Wildcats. The Ice Dogs won 3-1 tonight with another great defensive performance. This one was arguably better than Friday night's 3-1 win.
However, the Ice Dogs started welloffensively, with two unanswered goals in the first five minutes of the opening period. Colton Wolter put on in net for the first score of the game with Tayler Munson's helper at the 4:09 mark. Then just over minute and change later at 5:40 defenseman Doug Rose got his second goal of the series after Munson and Kyle Lee and Hans Gorowski assisted on the scoring play.
In the second period there was no scoring as again the goalies and defenses shut things down. There has been a scoreless period in each of the two games. Wichita's Chase Munroe, who was coming off a NAHL player of the week award, made 18 saves on 21 shots.
The third period the Ice Dogs wasted no time scoring just 36 seconds in with a Munson goal courtesy of Rose and Wolter assists. Those three players finished with two points tonight.
With that lead the Ice Dogs played defense with their ends pinned back. They held the Wildcats to 14 shots the entire game. The Wildcats only registered six shots on goal after two periods.
Aldridge let one through halfway through the third on a Wildcats power play goal by Ben Kucera. But in the end it was no harm no foul.
The Ice Dogs are on a six game winning streak and have allowed just one goal in each of the six wins.
Next up for Fairbanks are three straight weekend series with Kenair River. Two of those series on the road at Kenai as the ERA Alaska Cup Series continues.