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Ice Dogs complete three-game sweep on Sunday

December 7, 2015

Tomahawks forward Brendan Jaquay fires a shot toward New Jersey Titans goaltender Spencer Wright (photo by George Lucas/Johnstown Tomahawks).

Fairbanks 6 @ Kenai River 2 – The Fairbanks Ice Dogs strengthened their Midwest Division lead as they won their 10th game of the season against the Brown Bears with a 6-2 win on Sunday, which completed a three-game weekend sweep. Fairbanks opened up a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with a goal from Todd Burgess, who had three points on the night. The lead increased to 2-0 in the 2nd period with a power play goal from Reggie Lutz. Early in the 3rd period Ryner Gorowsky scored for Fairbanks to push the lead to 3-0. The Brown Bears cut the lead to 3-2 with back-to-back goals from Jake Hartje, who was newly acquired by Kenai River in a trade with the Minnesota Wilderness.  However, Fairbanks scored the final three goals of the game as Gorowsky and Burgess both added their second goals of the game and Evan Somoza added the other. Ice Dogs goalie Gavin Nieto made 22 saves in the win, while Brian Baker made 34 saves in the loss. Boxscore

New Jersey 5 @ Johnstown 4 - The New Jersey Titans used a three-goal third period to defeat the Johnstown Tomahawks 5-4 Sunday afternoon. The Titans gained the early advantage nine minutes into the first period when Darren Brady scored his fifth goal of the season. Johnstown responded one minute later with a Brendan Jaquay goal. Ryan Burr and Andrew Romano provided the assists. Jaquay scored again with 55 seconds left in the first period to give the Tomahawks a 2-1 lead . Logan Hudson and Tommy Horn picked up the assists on the goal. New Jersey tied the game at 10:43 of the second period as Jesse Farabee scored a power-play goal from in front of the crease. The Tomahawks regained the lead early in the third period with a Drew Doyon power-play goal. The Titans tied the game again at 4:30 when Andrew Durham scored a short-handed tally. Raymond Brice gave New Jersey the 4-3 lead four minutes later. Keegan Miller and Bruno Birzitis assisted on the goal. Titans forward Victor Ostling put New Jersey up 5-3 when he scored a power-play goal at 12:50. With goaltender Ryan Glander pulled, the Tomahawks would score with 55 second left when defenseman Niko Coffman found the back of the net but that would the closest Johnstown would get as the Titans skated away with the 5-4 victory. In the loss, Glander stopped 22 of 27 shots from the Titans. Spencer Wright saved 33 pucks while picking up the victory. Boxscore

 
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