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Split is a win after tough month

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 circle to the l...

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