Fairbanks Ice Dogs dominate series opener against Janesville

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs started a special three-game series last night in the Big Dipper Ice Arena when they hosted the Janesville Jets.
The Dogs were once again dominant, earning a 3-0 victory. ​
The Dogs were able to get their first goal of the night halfway through the first period to give themselves an early lead. ​
The second period was completely scoreless, but the Ice Dogs continued their momentum into the third, lighting the lamp twice to secure the win. ​
Tyler Deweese was the first Ice Dog to tickle the twine while Laker Aldridge and Luke Ciolli were able to add their scores in the third period.
The assists on those three goals were provided by Aldridge, John Stampohar, Tanner Edwards, Ty Proffitt, Luke Mobley, and Noah Wilson. ​
Mattias Sholl once again shined between the pipes for the Ice Dogs, stopping all 34 shots fired his way to secure his second consecutive shutout. ​
The Goaltender from Hermosa Beach California has now earned two consecutive shutouts, collecting 77 saves in his past 120 minutes on the ice. ​
One more remarkable stat for the Dogs last night was their shot total. ​
They peppered Janesville Goaltender Cole Brady with 53 shots on goal.
We caught up with Deweese and Aldridge after the game about their performance in the series opener and what they have to do for the next two games.
"I thought at times we could have cleaned it up a bit in the D Zone but I think from... Obviously Sholl has been playing great for us but I thought from the back end to the front end we had a really good night so we've just got to look to continue it the rest of the weekend. You've got to take it shift by shift. 20-30 seconds, do your job, get off the ice. We're obviously not looking too far ahead into the weekend but we're just playing it shift by shift," said Deweese.​
"I mean it's always good to start off with a win you know Mattias played outstanding, he won us that game it feels good to win the first game. Every game is a new game you know? We've got to play every game like it's a playoff game at this point of the year. We just have to come out hard each game and just grind away at it," said Aldridge.
The Dogs will play Janesville two more times this weekend, tonight and tomorrow's games are both set for 7:30.