Anchorage, Alaska | 11/5/22 | Isaac Smoldon
The Anchorage Wolverines lost a back-and-forth game against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the shootout on Saturday night, by a final score of 5-4. Anchorage and Fairbanks both gain three points in both the Midwest division and the Club 49 Cup standings following their two games against each other this weekend.
Saturday’s game was electric from start to finish, with each team holding the lead twice during the contest. The Ice Dogs started the scoring halfway through the 1st, but Wilson Dahlheimer retorted just a minute-and-a-half later. Cameron Morris scored on a 5-3 powerplay late into the frame, but Fairbanks again tied it up before the end of the period. In the 2nd, each team scored a goal, with Fedya Nikolayenya notching his third of the year for the Wolverines. Anchorage regained the lead in the 3rd, but Fairbanks tied the game at four goals apiece when McCabe Dvorak scored with 9:49 remaining in the 3rd. Overtime wouldn’t settle things, and so the contest went to a shootout. Fairbanks won in round five of the shootout in order to secure an extra point in the standings, beating the Wolverines by a listed score of 5-4.
Anchorage plays one more game this weekend, Sunday at 4 p.m. AKDT at the Ben Boeke Ice Arean against the Minnesota Wilderness. Tickets are available now on anchoragewolverines.com or at the door 30 minutes before puck drop. For those not able to make it to the Ben, the game can also be watched live on HockeyTV.com.