The Ice Dogs face the Magicians for the Midwest Finals

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Tomorrow is the start of the Midwest Divisional Finals between the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and the Minnesota Magicians.
The Ice Dogs come into this series after sweeping the Janesville Jets in the Midwest Semifinals, 3-0.​
Fairbanks outscored the Jets 10-2, with their defense coming up clutch throughout the three games.​
The Magicians enter into this contest after beating the Springfield Jr. Blues 3-1 in the semifinals.​
In the final two games, Minnesota outscored the Blues 11-3 to close out the series.​
The Ice Dogs won the season series 6-2, outscoring the Magicians 23-9 in the eight games.​
Now let's take a look at the top players to watch in the Midwest Finals.
For the Magicians, the player to look for is Cameron Buhl.
The 5-10 forward is leading Minnesota with five points in the playoffs, getting three goals and two assists.​
He has three game winning goals through four postseason games.​
He is also committed to the Anchorage Seawolves.​
Buhl was very productive during the regular season with 61 points on 20 goals and 41 assists.​
For the Ice Dogs, the player to watch doesn't score, but serves as the last line of defense for the home team.​
Mattias Sholl has been deadly in between the pipes, going 17-1-0-3 in the 25 games he started.​
He posted six shutouts and a save percentage of 93%.​
In the playoffs he has 67 saves so far, and a save percentage of 97%.​
Head Coach Trevor Stewart spoke about his team heading into this important series. ​
"Excited, it was a tough series we knew that we had to win two games at home to give ourselves the best opportunity to close out the series down there. We faced some adversity early on in the game, in Game Three the guys just got better as the game went along and now we give ourselves to play for another banner. I still think we have more, and I think the guys know that too. I think that we've just been, we knew we were a little bit better than Janesville. We knew that the Magicians are playing really good hockey right now and they're playing physical and it's going to be a good test for us and it's going to be a little different level of competition then what we've seen so far," said Stewart.
The Ice Dogs play at 7:30 P.M. tomorrow at the Big Dipper Ice Arena against the Magicians.