NAHL Report: Brown Bears, Ice Dogs both win

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, on January 17, 2014 

Both of Alaska's NAHL entries won on home ice tonight.

The Kenai River Brown Bears used two goals from Matt Rudin, a goal and helper from Alec Butcher of Anchorage, two assists from Sebastian Fuchs and a power-play strike from defenseman Tyler Andrews of Anchorage to rack a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Magicians in Soldotna.

Didn't hurt that Zach Quinn made 35 saves.

Butcher continues to lead league scorers with 18-28--46 totals in 40 games. All five of our man Andrews' goals in 34 games this season have come on the power play -- how very Sergei Gonchar of him. He was also +2 tonight.

In Fairbanks, the Ice Dogs beat the Wenatchee Wild, 3-2 in a shootout the Ice Dogs won 2-1.

Tayler Munson of Fairbanks, bound for UAF next season, scored an extra-attacker goal with 52 seconds left in regulation to get his club to extra time. He and Hans Gorowsky scored in the shootout. Kevin Aldridge stopped 27 shots in regulation and OT, and four of five in the skills contest.

Munson is tied for fourth on the circuit in scoring with 14-23--37 totals in 38 games. He's also +23. In case you are wondering, that is quite good. 

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