FAIRBANKS—The Fairbanks Ice Dogs scored first Friday night, but the couldn’t make it stand up as the Janesville Jets captured a 3-2 North American Hockey League victory in Wisconsin.
The Ice Dogs led briefly in the second period when Devin Loe scored his third goal of the season on a power play at 9:41 off assists from Kyle Lee and Nick Hinz.
However, Janesville scored two goals in the span of four minutes and never trailed again.
Eric Carlson tied the score at 1-1 when he beat Ice Dogs goalie Steve Perry at 10:59 of the second and Jason Ford put Janesville ahead 2-1 at the 14:46 mark.
Robin Hoglund pulled the Ice Dogs even at 2-2 at 5:13 of the third off assists from Logan Wendling and Hinz. Hoglund’s goal was one of only two shots on goal for the Ice Dogs in the final 20 minutes of the game.
Janesville netted the game-winning goal at 12:16 of the third period when Austin Vieth put the puck away off assists from Jason Ford and Matt Salituro.
Perry made 26 saves on the night and the Ice Dogs had 22 shots on goal.
Fairbanks went 1 for 6 on the power play and Janesville was 0 for 3.
The two teams wrap up their two-game series tonight.
The Ice Dogs complete their season-opening eight-game road trip with a two-game series at the Springfield Jr. Blues next weekend.
Fairbanks’ first home game is on Oct. 5 against the Wenatchee Wild at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
Contact the News-Miner sports department at 459-7581.