Fairbanks Ice Dogs continue winning streak over Kenai River

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs kicked off a special 3-game series against the Kenai River Brown Bears last night.
In a game that bucked the trend of one-goal contests between these two squads, the Dogs were able to win this one 5-1.
After a scoreless first period, the Ice Dogs were able to get on the board first thanks to a goal by Jonathan Sorenson halfway through the second period.
Kenai River was then able to tie it up about nine minutes later, but the Ice Dogs poured it on in the third period, scoring 4 unanswered goals to secure the victory.
Jack Johnston and Jax Murray scored the first two of that frenzy, while newcomer Laker Aldridge scored his first goal as an Ice Dog and Johnston put the final nail in the coffin with an empty netter.
Luke Mobley and Parker Brown both finished with a pair of assists while Goaltender Mattias Sholl stopped 27 of the 28 shots fired his way to secure the win.
The Ice Dogs are now tied for second place in the NAHL Midwest Division with a 13-8-1-2 overall record and 29 points.
This was definitely a special series opener, the Dogs busted out their brand new Christmas uniforms, they remained undefeated against their In-State Rivals, and Head Coach Trevor Stewart and his wife welcomed their second child earlier that day.
We talked to Jax Murray after the game about what separated this one from last week's series, and we talked to "The Lake Show" Laker Aldridge about scoring in the Big Dipper for the first time.
"We got a lot of mojo going into the third period when we got that one on the power play and we got jump in our bench we're ready to go. At the end of the third it was kind of a sigh of relief to know We just kind of knew we could step back a little bit let the guys on the ice do their job and we got it done," said Murray.
"It's pretty crazy you know, I was kind of like, I was just like wow, I heard the crowd and I was like in awe kind of. It was pretty unreal. It's nuts, it's awesome. It's every kid's dream it's pretty sweet," said Laker.