Brendan Miles scored 2 minutes and 12 seconds into overtime to give the Fairbanks Ice Dogs a 3-2 victory Friday night and a 1-0 lead in their North American League playoff series. hockey with the Minnesota Wilderness.
Jacob Conrad and Tyler Stewart scored goals during regulation for Fairbanks.
Game 2 of the series is Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
Should Fairbanks suffer a series loss at the end of Game 2, Game 3 will be played at 5 p.m. Sunday at Big Dipper Ice Arena. If Fairbanks wins the first two games, Game 3 will be played in Coquet, Minnesota on April 29.
If the Ice Dogs win their series against the Wilderness, they will face the winner of the other Midwest Division semifinal between the Springfield Jr. Blues and the Anchorage Wolverines.
Wolverines beat their hosts 2-1 for the second straight day on Friday, taking a 2-0 series lead. Game 3 of this series will be played Sunday afternoon at Springfield.
ICE DOGS TICKETS: Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-11. Tickets are available at the Ice Dogs office, Play It Again Sports, Gene’s Chrysler, Eielson Community Center, Fort Wainwright ASYMCA and at www.fairbanksicedogs.com.
Tickets purchased at the Big Dipper on Saturday are $20 for adults and $15 for children.
If Game 3 will be played in Fairbanks, advance tickets for $15 for adults and $10 for children will go on sale at noon Sunday on the team’s website and on Play It Again Sports.
Tickets at the door will be $20 for adults and $15 for children.
PROMOTIONS: Tonight, Denali State Bank will be sponsoring a children’s money cube set up in the lobby prior to the start of the game, as well as an adult money dash on the ice between periods.
If there is a third game on Sunday, Ice Dogs general manager Rob Proffitt has promised to pull a rabbit out of his hat for some promotional activities between periods.