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Alaskan Double: Brown Bears, Ice Dogs win on Thursday

January 10, 2014

Fairbanks beat the Minnesota Magicians 4-1 on Thursday night (photos by Fairbanks News Miner and Peninsula Clarion).

Wenatchee Wild 1 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 3 - The Kenai River Brown Bears got a goal in each period Thursday night, topping the Wenatchee Wild 3-1 in the first of a three-game series between the two teams at the Soldotna Sports Center. Jacob Wolter opened the scoring for Kenai River, scoring on a rebound nearly 12 minutes into the contest, putting the Brown Bears up 1-0. The Kenai River lead grew to 2-0 in the opening stages of the second period, as Alec Butcher scored from Nathan Colwell and Albin Karlsson at 35 seconds. Wenatchee finally got on the board early in the third on a goal by Troy Loggins cutting the Kenai River lead to 2-1. The Brown Bears scored on the power play, regaining the two-goal lead not quite seven minutes later. Tyler Andrews scored pushing the Kenai River lead to 3-1. The Wild would empty the net late, but to no avail, as the Brown Bears held on for the 3-1 win. Wenatchee outshot Kenai River 49-27. Gustaf Johansson made 24 saves for the Wild; Zach Quinn stopped 48 shots for the Brown Bears. Boxscore
Minnesota Magicians 1 @ Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4 - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs found their scoring touch in the second period Thursday night, and it proved to be enough to secure a win over the Minnesota Magicians in the opener of a three-game North American Hockey League series at the Big Dipper Ice Arena. The Ice Dogs only scored in the middle period in their 4-1 win in only the third game of the Midwest Division rivarly. Neither team scored in the first period or the third period. All the scoring came in the 2nd period as Johnny Mueller scored twice, Doug Rose had a goal and an assist, and Wyatt Ege and Nick Hinz had two assists each during the surge. Kyle Lee also scored for Fairbanks. Eetu Karvinen scored the lone Magicians goal. Ice Dogs goaltender Kevin Aldridge recorded 14 saves and Magicians counterpart Atte Tolvanen stopped 16 shots. Boxscore
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