NAHL report: Fairbanks Ice Dogs win semifinals opener

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

The NAHL's Fairbanks Ice Dogs are one win away from playing for their second Robertson Cup in the last four seasons.

The Ice Dogs, the junior circuit's regular-season champs, used three first-period goals in a span of 6:03 and 30 saves from Kevin Aldridge to beat the Michigan Warriors, 3-1, tonight before a sellout crowd of 2,242 at the Big Dipper in Fairbanks in the opener of the best-of-3 semifinal series.

Game 2 is Saturday night, and the Warriors must win to force Game 3 Sunday.

Jacob Hetz, Hans Gorowsky and Yannick Vedel scored Fairbanks' goals.