FAIRBANKS-Another chapter in the Fairbanks and Wenatchee rivalry and this one turned out to be rather thrilling. Hans Gorowsky sent the puck on net and scored on the last attempt in the Ice Dogs shootout victory over the Wild.
The Ice Dogs trailed 1-0 at the end of the first period. The only goal of the first was by Wenatchee's Omar Mullan who scored a little over two minutes into the game. Viktor Liljegren tied it at a goal a-piece with his tally coming about five minutes into the second period.
It was still a 1-1 game but Nicholas Rivera scored on a big power play goal again just a few minutes into the final period. The first three goals came within the first five minutes of each period.
Fairbanks was diwn 1-2 with less than a minute to go. Tayler Munson was the hero sending the game into the overtime his tally coming with just 52 seconds left in regulation. The Ice Dogs went with extra attacker and it paid off.
Thanks to the saves of Wenatchee's Gustaf Johansson and the dynamic saving ability of Fairbanks' Kevin Aldridge this game went to a shootout.
Munson started the scoring with a goal on his first attempt. Parker Toumie answered for the Wild to even things up in the shootout. Aldridge got hot shutting out the next two Wenatchee skaters. Then Gorowsky nailed the game winner after Aldridge stoned Andre Pison on what would be the final attempt.
The Ice Dogs even the three games series at 1-1. They have a chance to win it tonight in the Big Dipper at 7:30.