Wolverines Unable to Comeback Against Fairbanks

Jan 27, 2023

Anchorage, Alaska | 1/27/23 | Isaac Smoldon

The Anchorage Wolverines came up short against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday night, losing by a final score of 5-2. With the win, the Ice Dogs secure two points in both the Midwest division and Club 49 Cup standings, as Midwest teams continue to jockey for position in an incredibly tight division.

The first period was a mostly defensive affair with the lone goal of the period scored by Fairbanks in the waning seconds of their first powerplay opportunity. The Ice Dogs would tack on two more points in the middle frame, but Revy Mack gave the Wolverines life heading into the 3rd when he scored off a face-off late in the period. Fairbanks re-gained their three-goal lead early in the final period, but Anchorage continued battle, with Jackson Reineke bringing the Wolverines back within two with four minutes left in the 3rd. Ultimately however, it wouldn’t be enough to close the gap, and Anchorage fell by a final score of 5-2 following an empty net goal from the Ice Dogs.

The Wolverines still remain six points ahead of Fairbanks in the Club 49 Cup standings, with 21 points to the Ice Dogs’ 15. Both teams will play again tomorrow night back at the Ben, with puck-drop at 7 p.m. AKST. Tickets are available now at tickets.anchoragewolverines.com, or the Wolverines’ live broadcast can be watched exclusively on HockeyTV.

For any questions or media availability, please contact Isaac Smoldon at live@anchoragewolverines.com.

The Anchorage Wolverines are a tier-II USA Hockey Jr. Hockey team competing in the North American Hockey League. The Wolverines are owned by Marissa Flannery and Aaron Schutt, Jena and Jay Frawner, and Kari and John Ellsworth, Jr.