Fairbanks Ice Dogs win Series opener against the Minot Minotauros

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Our two big hockey teams were both competing at home last night.
At the Big DIpper Ice Arena the Fairbanks Ice Dogs were able to defeat the Minot Minotauros in their series opener.
The Dogs started off hot, scoring three goals in the first period.
They then added a goal in both the second and third periods.
Minot wasn't able to find the back of the net until that final frame.
Tanner Schachle was able to score three goals for the Dogs, earning his Hat trick by the second period.
That was the recent UAA Commit's first career Hat Trick with the Ice Dogs.
Erkka Vanska and Kyle Mayhew also chipped in a goal.
Mayhew and Vanska were all over the Ice last night, they both finished with a pair of assists as well.
Robert Blueger dished out two assists while Luke Orysiuk, Tanner Schachle, and Noah Wilson all added one.
Goaltender Josh Benson stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced in his 60 minutes between the pipes.
The win brings the Dogs up to 11-5-1-2 on the year.
The Minnesota Magicians were also victorious last night so the Dogs are still second place in the NAHL Midwest Division with 25 conference points, one point behind Minnesota.
They will have another shot to retake second place when they host Minot again tonight.