FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Unlike every other game in the RAVN Alaska Cup series this year, the Brown Bears actually scored first with a Luke Radetic goal three minutes into the opening period.
However the Dogs were able to answer with 6 unanswered goals to improve their RAVN Alaska Cup lead to 5 games to 1.
Robert Blueger scored two goals to close out the first period.
Tanner Schachle and Samuel Ruffin scored in the second while Noah WIlson and Jack Johnston scored in the final frame.
That was Johnston's 6th goal of the season, he has scored 5 times against Kenai River.
John Stampohar, Jake Borgida, Tanner Schachle, and Erkka Vanska all dished out two assists last night.
Kyle Mayhew, Daniel Haider, Hunter Wendt, and Jax Murray all earned 1.
Goaltender Logan Neaton started between the pipes for the Dogs.
He earned 18 saves in his 60 minutes on the ice, nearly earning himself a shutout.
The win improves the Ice Dogs overall record to 15-5-2-2 on the year.
They still hold first place in the NAHL Midwest Division.
Despite all the scoring last night the biggest crowd reaction of the game came 12 minutes and 15 seconds into the third period when Fairbanks' own Ty Proffitt decided that he had enough and put Kenai River's Sam Sterne into the ground.
Both players earned a 5 minute major and a 10 minute game misconduct but the reaction from his hometown crowd might have been worth it.
Ty Proffitt; Forward - Fairbanks Ice Dogs >> "I was pretty pumped but you gotta have a little respect too. The kid wanted to square up and he asked nicely so. It happens. It's pretty awesome playing here. I've been a part of it my whole life and now being able to play on the team is pretty special. And the boys chipped in all together tonight and it was pretty awesome. We're a really good team this year and we're figuring it out even more, we're clicking. And I think we can just put more wins together."