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

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs came away with blowout win and a close loss in their series against the Springfield Jr. Blues, as the Midwest Divisional foes battled it out on the ice.
The Ice Dogs took Game 1 with a thunderous slam, winning 8-1 over the Blues.
53 seconds into the first, Jax Murray scored his first leg of the hat trick scoring two more times in the second.
Ty Proffitt scored in the first, and Jack Johnston added one in the second to put Fairbanks up 5-1.
The third period then saw Tyler Deweese, Grant Ledford and Tanner Edwards all score to end the barrage at eight goals.
Nate Reid earned the victory in between the pipes with 22 saves on the night.
In Game 2 however, the Ice Dogs struggled to limit Springfield's offense as they fell 4-3 on Saturday night.
Despite Fairbanks' offense getting 40 shots, they couldn't overcome the deficit and lost to the Blues who scored twice in the second period.
Luke Mobley tied up the game in the first with a power play goal and Luke Ciolli evened it up again later in the second.
John Stampohar then hit a power play goal in the third to cut the deficit to one, but couldn't find the back of the net to tie it up.
This drops their record to 19-12-3-2 with 43 points in the Midwest Division.
Their next series starts on Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Chippewa Steel for a three game series.