Fairbanks Ice Dogs gain full control of NAHL Midwest Division with 6-3 win over Kenai River

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs improved their lead in the RAVN Alaska Cup series by defeating the Kenai River Brown Bears 6-3 last night in the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
This game was a roller coaster as both teams scored three times in the first period.
The second period was the total opposite as both teams were held scoreless.
The Ice Dogs were finally able to open it up in the third period to score three goals and secure the win.
Several players were able to earn multiple points for the Dogs.
Kyle Mayhew, Daniel Haider, Hunter Wendt and Jack Johnston all scored a goal and dished out an assist.
Erkka Vanska and Tyler Deweese also added goals for the Dogs.
It was the first goal for Deweese in front of his hometown crowd at the Big Dipper.
Trenton Woods, another local player, registered an assist last night while Tanner Schachle, Samuel Ruffin, and Robert Blueger all dished out one as well.
Caleb Hite finished the night with two assists.
Goaltender Josh Benson stopped 18 of the 21 shots fired at him to secure the win.
The Dogs are now 14-5-2-2 on the year and in sole possesion of first place in the NAHL Midwest Division.
You still have two more chances to see the Dogs in action at the Big Dipper Ice Arena this weekend.
Trevor Stewart; Head Coach - Fairbanks Ice Dogs>>: "It was a rollercoaster of emotions going into it so fortunately our guys kind of got it together in the third period and found a way to win the hockey game. It's just, every next game is the most important game of the year. Tonight was no exception and tomorrow there's another opportunity to go out and win hockey games. So our focus needs to shift quickly from tonight to tomorrow."