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Split is a win after tough month

 

January 7, 2022



After struggling with only one win in the final month of the 2021, the Wilderness have started 2022 on the right foot.

After falling behind 2-0 and 3-1 in the first period Saturday, Minnesota came alive to outscore Fairbanks 4-1 for the game’s final 40 minutes to win, 5-4, forcing a split in the two-game weekend series and snapping the Ice Dogs’ nine-game winning streak.

Reid Conn was the hero, as he scored the game-winner with 6:57 remaining in the third period. Conn took advantage of a neutral ice turnover, picked up a loose puck in front of the Fairbanks bench, skated to the c...



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