Fairbanks Ice Dogs take game one in series against Kenai River Brown Bears

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs began their penultimate series of the regular season last night down in Soldotna.
The Dogs opened this three game series against the Kenai River Brown Bears with a 5-2 victory.
Fairbanks started off strong with three goals in the first period.
Kenai River was able to stop the bleeding a bit with two goals of their own in the middle frame, but the Dogs were able to secure the win with two goals in the third period.
Both of those goals in the third were scored by Luke Mobley, who continued his scoring streak.
Mobley has scored at least one point in each of the past five games, and has 12 points overall in that stretch.
Brendan MacLaren, Luke Cioli, and Jax Murray accounted for the other Ice Dog Goals.
MacLaren and Matt Koethe were the assist leaders, finishing the day with two, while Mobley, Parker Brown, Jake Borgida, and Tanner Edwards all distributed one assist.
Goaltender Mattias Sholl earned the win in between the pipes, stopping 24 out of the 26 shots fired his way in 60 minutes of work.
The Dogs are now 34-15-3-3 overall this year and strengthened their hold on first place in the NAHL Midwest Division.
They have 74 points, 8 in front of the Minnesota Magicians.
They will take on their lone in-state rivals for the next two days down in Soldotna.