Hockey

Ice Dogs give Anchorage Wolverines cold shoulder in Fairbanks, complete series sweep with 9-3 win

Dakota MacIntosh scored four goals Saturday as Fairbanks thumped Anchorage 9-3 to give the Ice Dogs a two-game sweep of the Wolverines at the Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks.

Fairbanks (18-5-0-0), which leads the Midwest Division, scored two goals in the first period, three in the second and then four unanswered goals in the first 7:48 of the third period to turn the game into a blowout. Defenseman Nolan Cunningham had three assists for the Ice Dogs, who scored on three of four power plays. Goalie Tyler Krivtsov stopped 24 shots for Fairbanks.

Anchorage (13-8-1-0) got goals from Jackson Reineke, Cameron Morris and Talon Sigurdson, who leads the North American Hockey League with 20 goals. Goaltender Shane Soderwall made 20 saves for the Wolverines.

[Talon Sigurdson of the Anchorage Wolverines has gone from free agent to league-leading goal scorer in short order]

On Friday, the Ice Dogs beat the Wolverines 4-2 at the Big Dipper, where Fairbanks is leading the league in attendance with an average of 2,207 fans per game.

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