Ice Dogs and Wings win on Thursday
Janesville 2 @ Fairbanks 5 – Jake Hale scored twice as the Ice Dogs won their third straight game thanks to a 5-2 home win over the visiting Jets. It was all Ice Dogs in the first two periods as Hale scored twice and Alex Malinowski also scored to make it a 3-0 contest after two periods. The Jets made it a game in the 3rd period as they cut the lead down to 3-2 thanks to a paid of goals from William Gustavsson, but goals later in the period from Brendan Miles and Jack Ring secured the win for Fairbanks. Kayden Hargraves made 23 saves in the win, while Owen Millward made 27 saves in the loss.
Aberdeen 5 @ Minot 3 – Five different players scored for the Wings including Cade Neilson, who had a three-point game, as the Wings picked up a 5-3 road win in Minot on Thursday. Minot enjoyed a 2-0 lead into the early stages of the 2nd period thanks to goals from Zack Simon and Dean Schwenninger. The Wings stormed back with four straight goals in the 2nd period to take a 4-2 lead as Ronan Walsh, Chase Davis, Jackson Yee, and Patrick O’Connell all scored. Neilson added an empty-net goal and Braydon Beahm had a late goal for Minot to complete the scoring. Dominik Wasik made 28 saves in the win, while Zach Sandy took the loss with 29 saves.