Fairbanks Ice Dogs Host First Home Series

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - It's going to be a good weekend for Hockey as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs will also be in action at home for the first time this weekend.
They will be hosting the Minnesota Magicians this Friday and Saturday at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
The Dogs are currently at second place in the NAHL Midwest division with a 7-2-1 record and 10 Conference points, 3 points behind the Janesville Jets, who are the first place team in the Midwest.
The Ice Dogs have been led this season by Robert Blueger, who has earned himself 12 points with 4 goals and 8 assists.
Hunter Wendt has also scored 4 goals this year, he also has 6 assists to give him 10 points so far this year.
Goaltender Josh Benson is also off to a hot start this year, earning a 5-1-1 record in his 7 games played.
He has stopped all but 11 of the 190 shots he has faced this year.
The Magicians are also in the Midwest Division and are currently holding down fourth place with a 4-3-1-1 record.
Earning 10 points towards conference standings.
After starting the season with 10 games in the lower 48, the Ice Dogs finally get to play at home.
Trevor Stewart; Head Coach - Fairbanks Ice Dogs>>"It just seemed like every night there was a different guy stepping up and contributing. It was good to see that we have the depth to be able to do that. Most importantly, we're excited to be home. Our guys did a good job on the road trip. They faced a lot of adversity. And we beat some good teams. But I think you can really see the excitement for the home opener this weekend. It's just a raucous atmosphere. And our players are excited to play in it, whether it's our guys or the opposing team. But the focus this week has been trying to be able to use the crowd to our advantage and not our disadvantage."