The Fairbanks Ice Dogs split their series with the Springfield Jr. Blues

By  | 

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs were on the road against the Springfield Jr. Blues, splitting their series in a Midwest Divisional battle.
The Ice Dogs fell in Game 1 against the Blues in a defensive showcase.
The Blues won 2-1 in a overtime game that saw Fairbanks out-shoot Springfield 34-22 on the night.
The scoring didn't start until the second period as the Ice Dogs' special teams fell short giving up a short hander to the Blues.
Fairbanks then forced overtime by getting a goal from Tanner Edwards off of passes from Noah Wilson and Luke Ciolli.
However, in the extra period Springfield hit the game winner to end the night.
Mattias Sholl was in between the pipes for Fairbanks, getting 20 saves.
In Game 2, the Ice Dogs battled back to put on an offensive clinic to win 5-3 over the Blues.
Fairbanks got the ball rolling early in the first with a goal from Jonathan Sorenson.
Jack Johnston scored early in the second, while Parker Brown got in a short hander to put up Fairbanks 3-0.
Then the third period started, and chaos ensued.
The Junior Blues scored 3 goals in the final frame, even cutting the score to 4-3 against the Ice Dogs.
Luke Ciolli made it 4-1, but the final two minutes saw Fairbanks hold off the rally until Jax Murray scored the final goal with four seconds left.
Nate Reid got the "W" in between the pipes for the Ice Dogs, and they improve their record to 16-10-2-2 with 36 points.
They go on a short break until they face the Chippewa Steel on the road on December 28.