FAIRBANKS-Last night in the Big Dipper the Ice Dogs went on an offensive explosion in the first and second periods and it proved to be enough in their 6-3 win over the Wenatchee Wild.
It was all Ice Dogs through a period and a half. They were just all over Wenatchee outscoring them 2-1 in the first period. They scored three straight to start the second period and led 5-1 halfway through the second.
Brett Gervais got it going with first goal of the game coming just 43 seconds into the contest. Then Ethan Somoza scored two goals, Kyle Lee lit the lamp, and Viktor Liljegren had two assists during the 5-1 run.
However, the Wild, made things interesting with two unanswered goals by Alex Rauter and Nicholas Rivera in the last five minutes of the second period. Fairbanks now had 5-3 lead with a full final period still to go.
But less than five minutes into the third period Gervais would strike again. His second goal of the game gave the Ice Dogs some breathing room and the Ice Dogs would breathe easy.
Fairbanks' goalie Kevin Aldridge made nine saves in the third period and manage to shutout the Wild in the critical final period as the Ice Dogs win 6-3 at home. Fairbanks takes a 5-4 season series lead against the Wild.
The Ice Dogs have won three straight and can make a 3-0 series against the Wild tonight at 7:30 in the Big Dipper.