The Fairbanks Ice Dogs split their series with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs had themselves a series against the Corpus Christi Ice Rays that looked like a roller coaster.
And we start with Game 1 which saw the Fairbanks team fall apart on offense, losing 5-2.
They were out shot 44-24 as they only managed to score in the third period.
Jonathan Sorenson scored on a power play early in the final frame while Tanner Edwards scored towards the back end giving the Ice Dogs their only glimpses of hope in this opening series match-up.
And they were searching for answers.

In Game 2 it looked the same for the Ice Dogs as they were down 2-1 heading into the third, with John Stampohar scoring a power play goal in the second.
But it all changed in the third as Fairbanks erupted for 5 goals as they ran away with the 6-3 victory over the Ice Rays.
Luke Mobley scored early on, while Grant Ledford scored as well to tie it up 3-all.
Jack Johnston scored the game winner 9 minutes in while Ledford and Parker Brown padded their led lighting up the lamp to send the crowd home happy.
This improves the Ice Dogs' record to 22-14-3-2 with 49 points and they sit in second in the Midwest Division.
Their next series starts on Friday against the Topeka Pilots for a match-up between the Midwest and South Division at 7:30 P.M. in the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
Head Coach Trevor Stewart spoke after the game about his team's effort in the third period, as well as what Jack Johnston thought about his head coach on the bench.

"I just thought we got better as the game went along I think," said Coach Trevor Stewart; "and leadership took over and we were more physical and resulted in us finishing on some opportunities."

"We came in the locker room," started Grant Leford; "we knew what we had to do, got all hyped up in the second and third and just put it to 'em"
"It was a great feeling, just a great pass from Eddie and Ciolli was working hard on my line and I just thought it was a great effort from the line."

"My life flashed before my eyes," began Jack Johnston; "but I saw the puck go in and it was pretty exciting Jax made a great play on it and Johnny made it good up to him and it was just exciting to put it in the back of the net."
"Well you don't see it very often, he's happy with the way we played today if we play like that for him every day you are probably going to see a few more smiles from him."