Tonight's the night I've been talking about all week, as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs look to wrap up their second consecutive NAHL Western Division crown this weekend.
The third-ranked Alaska Avalanche, a team that's been a thorn in the top-ranked Ice Dogs’ side all season, opens a three-game-series tonight at the Big Dipper.
The Avalanche currently holds the advantage in this season's series, including a three-game sweep of the Dogs the last time they played at the Dipper.
Both teams have already clinched play-off berths, but the Avalanche will be looking to move up to the second spot in the standings, allowing them to host their first play-off series on their home ice.
The Dogs also have a chance to clinch home ice in their play-off series, but somehow need to get four points in order to overcome the Wenatchee Wild.
Two losses by the Wild, or a Wild loss and a Dogs win, would get the Fairbanks ice men the western crown, but the Dogs would rather just take two wins.
But to get a key play-off advantage with wins, the Dogs will have to take them from a tough team.
The Dogs will continue play tomorrow night at 7:30, and again at the same time, same venue, on Saturday.