Brown Bears snap Ice Dogs winning streak; Dogs still secure home ice in playoffs

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - For the first time in the past 6 games, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs suffered a loss.
This time it was the Kenai River Brown Bears who halted their winning streak, defeating the Dogs 4-2.
Fairbanks got on the board first, scoring their only two goals of the game in the first ten minutes of the opening frame.
By the time that first period came to an end, the Brown Bears had tied it up with two goals of their own.
Kenai River then took the lead for good with two more unanswered goals halfway through the second period.
Both teams were scoreless through the third, securing the win for the Brown Bears.
Laudon Poellinger led the Brown bears in scoring with a goal and two assists, while goaltender Gavin Enright earned the win with 46 saves.
The Ice Dogs saw their goals scored by John Stampohar and Jonathan Sorenson.
Both of those skaters also finished with an assist while Matt Koethe and Dylan Abbot also finished with one assist.
The loss drops the Ice Dogs down to 34-16-3-3 overall this year.
They still hold first place in the Midwest Division with 74 points.
Last night was kind of a "Good news, Bad News" situation for the Dogs.
They may have lost to Kenai River, but thanks to the Chippewa Steel's overtime win against Springfield, the Dogs have officially secured home ice for the first round of the NAHL Playoffs.
This means that we'll be hosting Division Round hockey in the Big Dipper Ice Arena on April 12th.