Ice Dogs' Split with Ravn Cup Rivals

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs split their match-up with the Kenai River Brown Bears this past weekend.
The Ice Dogs were all over the Brown Bears in the first match, winning seven to one.
They used a four goal performance in the first period to dominate, and it started 20 seconds into the match.
First, Samuel Ruffin knocked in a goal off an assist from Nolan Schaeffer.
Two minutes later, Robert Blueger knocked in his fifth goal on the season on assists from Jake Willets and Jax Murray.
Then late in the period, the Ice Dogs had a power play opportunity where Tanner Schachle knocked in the goal, then 50 seconds later, Hunter Wendt pushed their lead to four to zero.
In the second period, Kenai scored to cut into the deficit.
However, Nolan Schaeffer scored to push it to five to one.
In the third, Erkka Vanska dropped in a power play goal, while Jack Johnston knocked in the Ice Dogs' seventh point.
Fairbanks dominated the shots on goal, with a 41 to 17 advantage.
In the second match, the Brown Bears buckled down on defense to win an overtime match over the Ice Dogs.
The Brown Bears won two to one, but they had to rally to force OT.
It wasn't until Daniel Haider in the third period gave the Ice Dogs a lead off of assists from John Stampohar and Jax Murray.
However, Luke Radetic knocked in his 10th goal of the season to tie it up.
Then two minutes into overtime, Gabriel Wahl hit his first goal of the year to win it for Kenai.
Josh Benson wasn't in goal this time around, with Logan Neaton getting the call.
Neaton had 28 saves, but it wasn't enough to prevent the overtime loss.
The Ravn Alaska Cup is tied up at one game apiece, with a 12 game series to decide the winner.
The Ice Dogs out shot the Brown Bears 48 to 30, as their record is now 9-4-and 3 with 21 points.
The Brown Bears are now 7-9-1 with 15 points.
The Ice Dogs now prepare for their home series against the Bismark Bobcats this weekend.