FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs split their series against the Springfield Jr. Blues this past weekend.
In their first match they lost two to one against the Blues.
The Ice Dogs only had 25 shots on goal compared to Springfield's 34 shots, as Nolan Turi and Aiden Beck knocked in goals.
Beck's goal was more important with his being the game winner with about seven minutes left in the second period.
For Fairbanks, Jake Willets got his third goal of the year off of a power play.
This came early in the second period, and was assisted by Hunter Wendt and Caleb Hite.
In the second match, we saw a different offense from the Ice Dogs, as they won three to one over the Blues.
The defense exploded on the Ice Dogs side limiting the Blues to only 12 shots on the game.
The Ice Dogs had 31 shots, as they scored three unanswered goals in the final two periods.
Jake Borgida scored early in the second period off of Tanner Schachle's assist, also John Stampohar [STAMP-O-HAR] also scored off of Daniel Haider's [HIGH-DUR] pass.
In the final frame, Erkka Vanska scored his fourth goal of season to increase their lead for good.
Early in the first period, the Blues used the power play opportunity to take the lead.
Ethan Stewart knocked in the power play goal, but it wasn't enough to overcome the strong defense the Ice Dogs displayed.
The Ice Dogs jumped to six and two on the year with 12 points, while the Blues are now four and four.
Here is an updated standings for the Midwest Division of the NAHL.
In first is the Janesville Jets with a record of eight and one, and has 16 points.
In second, is the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, who are six and two, with 12 points.
In third is the Springfield Jr. Blues, who are four and four and has nine points.
In fourth is the Kenai River Brown Bears, who are also four and four with eight points.
In fifth is the Minnesota Magicians, who are two and three with only five points.
Rounding out the division in sixth is the Coulee Region Chill, who have let win a game and are at oh and four on the year with two points.
The next series for the Ice Dogs starts on October 13th against the Janesville Jets.