North American Hockey League tagline

Magicians, Ice Dogs close out November with wins

December 1, 2017

Fairbanks forward Jack Johnston had the game-winning goal in a 6-3 win on Thursday night.

MN Magicians 3 @ Coulee Region 2 – The Minnesota Magicians moved into sole possession of 3rd place in the Midwest Division with a 3-2 road win at Coulee Region on Thursday night, handing the Chill their 5th straight loss. After a scoreless 1st period, the Magicians’ Davis Kirkendall skated in — untouched — and beat Emil Zetterquist top shelf after taking a perfect pass from Valentino Passarelli. The way the game was being played in such a defense-first way, Kirkendall’s goal was big. Less than 3 minutes later, Cameron Buhl made it 2-0 and the Chill seemed in a hole that was seemingly too deep to climb out of. Tyler Ebner changed that when he beat Magicians’ goalkeeper Isaiah Saville at the 12:31 mark, cutting Minnesota’s lead in half. Tomas Vochozka knotted the game at 2-2 at the 8:35 mark in the 3rd period. Vochozka blew into the Magicians’ zone, abruptly put on the brakes, then unleashed a wicked shot that seemed to catch Minnesota goalie Isaiah Saville a bit by surprise. Minnesota’s Calvin Dybicz changed things in a big-time way when he rushed down the center of the ice, right at Zetterquist and fired a rocket that beat Zetterquist for what proved to be the game-winner at the 6:18 mark. Saville made 39 saves in the win, while Zetterquist made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore
 
Kenai River 3 @ Fairbanks 6 – Three goals in the 3rd period broke a 3-3 tie as the Ice Dogs continued their dominance of the Brown Bears this season with a 6-3 win on home ice on Thursday. The first period was like a ping pong match. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Kenai River Brown Bears swapped goals until they went to their dressing rooms for the first intermission tied at 3-3. The Ice Dogs saw a 3-1 lead slip away during the first period. After Daniel Haider gave Fairbanks a 1-0 lead only 2:52 into the contest, Kenai River’s Zach Krajnik evened the score at the 8:58 mark.  Minutes later, Hunter Wendt netted a power-play goal 13:08 into the frame, and Fairbanks native Tyler Deweese also beat Artur Pavilukov to extend the Ice Dogs’ lead to 3-1 only 30 seconds after Wendt tickled the twine. Brown Bears player Luke Radetic and Joseph Allegrini both bested Ice Dogs goalie Josh Benson within a minute from each other, as the teams went into the locker room with three goals apiece. Jack Johnston netted the game-winner 2:26 into the third period when he beat Kenai River goaltender Artur Pavilukov on a wraparound from behind the net.  The St. Paul, Minnesota, native’s goal sparked an Ice Dogs rally, as Erkka Vanska scored 17:31 into the period before Kyle Mayhew put an exclamation point on the win with an empty-net goal at the 18:41 mark. Benson made 18 saves in the win, while Pavilukov made 36 saves in the loss. Boxscore
 
Share on Facebook
 
Bauer Vaughn Custom Sports HockeyTV
USA Hockey Apex Learning Krampade Beauty Status
Lettermen Sports DASH Digital Auction Showdown K1 Sportswear OT Sports Official Game Puck Avis Car Rental
Budget Car Rental Bus.com Sixt Rent A Car HockeyTech
Schwan Super Rink Minneapolis Northwest Anchorpegs Source One Digital Let's Play Hockey
USA Hockey Magazine USA Junior Hockey Magazine Rubber Hockey Magazine