KNIGHTS SPLIT WEEKEND WITH FAIRBANKS

SATURDAY-12/12

Fairbanks 4 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 (OT) – Tanner Banner had a two-point game, which included the overtime-winning goal as the Knights snapped the Ice Dogs winning streak with a 5-4 overtime win. Each team scored three times in a wild 2nd period as Carson Knop scored twice and Tyler Briley added another for the Knights, while the Ice Dogs goals came from Ryner Gorowsky, Todd Burgess and Jakob Stridsberg. In the 3rd period Fairbanks briefly led after Reggie Lutz scored, but the Knights tied the game on a shorthanded goal from Paul Maust with just :20 second remaining, which set up the shorthanded game-winner from Bennett. Grant Valentine made 39 saves in the win. Boxscore

 

FRIDAY-12/11

Fairbanks 4 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 – The Ice Dogs fired 58 shots on goal, but needed three goals in the 3rd period to come from behind to beat the Knights, 4-3. The teams were even after one period thanks to a Knights goal from Braden Brown just :31 seconds into the game, which was answered by an Ice Dogs goal from Reggie Lutz just :12 seconds later. The Knights took a 3-1 lead with two, 2nd period goals from Matt Beranek and Carson Knop. Fairbanks stormed back to win with three goals in the 3rd period from Cayden Cahill, Liam Stirtzinger and Aaron McPheters. Gavin Nieto made 24 saves in the win, while Andrey Svistunov made 54 saves in the loss. Boxscore