Fairbanks Ice Dogs drop road-trip closer against Springfield Jr. Blues

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice wrapped up their month long road trip against Midwest Division opponents with a series against the Springfield Jr. Blues.
After falling 7-2 in the opening game, the Blues came back strong and defeated the Dogs 4-1 in the closer.
Springfield jumped out to an early lead in this one, hanging up three goals in the first two periods before Fairbanks earned one.
They then closed it out with a goal in the third period, while continuing to hold the Ice Dogs scoreless to secure the win.
Brandon Puricelli led the Jr. Blues in scoring with two goals and an assist while John Stampohar netted the only goal of the night for the Ice Dogs off of assists from Brenden MacLaren and Parker Brown.
This loss dropped the Ice Dogs down to 28-15-3-3 overall this year.
They are back to second place in the NAHL Midwest Division with 62 points.
Overall, this road trip was a success for the Dogs.
They finished with a 4-2 record, including a sweep in their opening series.
The Dogs will play at home for the first time in about a month this weekend.
They'll be in the friendly confines of the Big Dipper Ice Arena this Friday and Saturday against the Division-leading Minnesota Magicians.