Fairbanks Ice Dogs sweep Minnesota; Advance to Robertson Cup Championships
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs continued their magical playoff run last night.
Break out the Brooms because the Dogs once again swept their Midwest Division Opponent, eliminating the Minnesota Magicians with a 6-1 effort.
This one was all Fairbanks from the get-go as the Ice Dogs held a 1-0 lead after the first period.
They continued their dominance with four unanswered goals in the second period.
Minnesota opened up the scoring in the third period but never really came close to taking down the Midwest Division Champs, who finished them off with a goal at the 18 minute mark.
Matt Koethe was the scoring leader for the Ice Dogs, finishing the night with two goals.
That was the second consecutive two-goal effort in the playoffs for Koethe.
The other goals for the Dogs were netted by John Stampohar, Brenden MacLaren, Tanner Edwards, and Jonathan Sorenson. Edwards, Sorenson, Dylan Abbott, and Luke Mobley all finished with two assists to lead the team in that category.
Mattias Sholl earned the win in goal, stopping 26 of the 27 shots fired his way.
That was Sholl's 14th consecutive win between the pipes.
The Dogs will now advance to the Robertson Cup Championships and were the first team to qualify.
They are undefeated in the playoffs so far and will now await the three other division winners in the Robertson Cup Championships from May 10th to the 14th.