Fairbanks Ice Dogs return home for weekend series against the Bismarck Bobcats

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs will return home this Friday and Saturday for a weekend series against the Bismarck Bobcats.
The Dogs are coming off of a split last weekend against the Kenai River Brown Bears.
They dominated last Friday's matchup, bringing home a 7-1 victory that saw 7 different Dogs score goals.
Nolan Schaeffer, Tanner Schachle, Sam Ruffin, Robert Blueger, Hunter Wendt, Erkka Vanska, and Jack Johnston all found the back of the Net on Friday while Goaltender Josh Benson nearly earned himself a shutout, stopping 16 of the 17 shots fired at him.
Saturday's game was an entirely different story.
The Dogs dropped that game 2-1 in Overtime.
They were unable to score in Saturday's game until the final period when Daniel Haider was finally able to light the lamp.
Logan Neaton got the start in goal on Saturday and still earned 28 saves while taking the Overtime loss.
The Dogs are still holding down second place in the NAHL Midwest Division with a 9-4-1-2 record and 21 Divisional points.
They are 1 point ahead of the Minnesota Magicians.
The Bismarck Bobcats are coming in tied for second place in the NAHL Central Division with an 8-6-2 record and 18 points.
You don't want to miss this series between two of the best teams in the NAHL this Friday and Saturday at the Big DIpper.
Both games start at 7:30.
Trevor Stewart; Head Coach - Fairbanks Ice Dogs>>: "We just kind of jumped out to an early lead on Friday and they were just playing catchup. Whereas we couldn't find that goal until, whatever it was, 12 minutes left in the game on Saturday. Kind of a frustrating way to end last weekend and hopefully we learn from it and are better and more prepared this weekend. But we're ready to get back at it, especially on home ice. I think we kind of let one slip away on Saturday. Kenai is a much better team. We had our opportunities though. Maybe we used up too many goals on Friday and should have saved some for Saturday. I think there's a lot of games that we kind of let slip away. Whether we're not scoring that goal or having a big play made at a big point or big juncture in the game. There's always room for improvement. I think we're doing ok right now but we can definitely be better."