Ice Dogs take control of series with 2-0 win
April 22, 2014
Kevin Aldridge stopped all 25 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the playoffs as Fairbanks beat Wenatchee on Monday, 2-0 (photos by Sam Harrel, News-Miner).
Wenatchee Wild 0 @ Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2 (Fairbanks leads best of five series, 2-1) - Goalie Kevin Aldridge and Colton Wolter moved the Fairbanks Ice Dogs one game closer to the Robertson Cup semifinals on Monday at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
Wolter scored shorthanded at the 12:12 mark of the second period and that was all Aldridge needed to lift the Ice Dogs to a 2-0 win over the Wenatchee Wild in Game 3 of the North American Hockey League Midwest Division Final.
Wolter, a forward, found a rebound off a Duggie Larone shot and flipped a backhand over the pads of Wild goaltender Chase Perry. The goal came just seconds after Wolter had a shorthanded breakaway but was stopped with a pad save by Perry.
Yannick Vedel scored off a rebound from Nick Hinz at the 14:14 mark of the third period to seal the win.
Wenatchee outshot the Ice Dogs on the night, 25-19. Chase Perry made 17 saves for the Wild, while Kevin Aldridge had 25 stops for Fairbanks. It was the second shutout of the playoffs for Aldridge.
The win gives the Ice Dogs a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series, which resumes with Game 4 at 6:05pm Friday in Wenatchee, Washington.