Two out of three ain't bad; Fairbanks Ice Dogs finish weekend series with Kenai River

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Dogs won Thursday Night's game 6-3 and Friday Night's game 6-1.
The Brown Bears were able to gain a measure of revenge with a 3-2 Overtime win on Saturday Night.

The Brown Bears got on the board first with a Luke Radetic goal about a minute and a half into the first period.
The Ice Dogs responded with a goal by Hunter Wendt 5 minutes later.
The Dogs scored the only goal of the second period thanks to Daniel Haider 7 minutes and 53 seconds in.
Kenai River was then able to tie the game up 16 minutes into the third period under controversial circumstances.
A pileup on Ice Dogs Goaltender Josh Benson resulted in a penalty shot for the Brown Bears which they were able to take full advantage of.
The game then went into a 3-on-3 Overtime period where Michael Spethmann was finally able to secure the win for his team.
Jake Willets, Kyle Mayhew, and Tanner Schachle all earned an assist on Saturday.
Hunter Wendt was the only Ice Dog to register multiple points in the game, earning both a goal and an assist.
Josh Benson spent 65 minutes between the Pipes and earned 20 saves.
The Dogs are still in first place in the NAHL Midwest Division with their 15-5-3-2 record.
With their 35 conference points they are now 1 point ahead of the Janesville Jets.
They also maintain their lead in the RAVN Alaska Cup series which will run until the end of the season.
The Dogs lead the 12 game series 5-2.
The Dogs will now be on the road for the Remainder of 2017.
They'll take on the Minnesota Magicians down in Richfield Minnesota on December 8th and 9th.

Michael Spethmann; Forward - Kenai River Brown Bears >> "It was a lot of hard work by everybody on the bench. Our goalie played really well and kept us in the game. I was just the one who put it away. It just happened to be I guess. There's nothing better than beating a team in their own barn, especially this one. So it's a good feeling."

Trevor Stewart; Head Coach - Fairbanks Ice Dogs >> "I thought we scored quite a few goals for the first few games. Tonight I didn't think we had that extra effort or energy or playmaking ability. Guys were obviously probably a little tired, but we can't use that as an excuse. They should be tired too playing three on three. Hats off to them. They found a way to win and we didn't. Believe it or not though I think our record is better on the road. So hopefully that can continue and we can come into 2018 and figure out some more ways to win here."