FAIRBANKS — For the second straight night, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs spotted the Springfield Jr. Blues a two-game lead in the first period.
For the second straight night, the Ice Dogs rallied in the third period to claim a win in Illinois.
The Ice Dogs scored four unanswered goals in the third period Saturday to claim a 4-2 win and complete their season-opening eight-game road trip with a 6-2 record.
The Ice Dogs won Friday night’s game 3-2.
Fairbanks returned home today and will play its first home game at 8:15 p.m. Friday against the Wenatchee Wild at the Big Dipper Ice Arena, The series continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and concludes at 5 p.m. Sunday.
After opening the season with a month-long road trip, the Ice Dogs will play eight straight home games in October.
Nate Chasteen scored two power-play goals in a span of less than four minutes in the first period Saturday night to give Springfield a 2-0 lead, but Ice Dogs goalie Steve Perry slammed the door the rest of the way making 29 saves on the night.
The Ice Dogs waited until the third period to crank up its offensive attack for three even-strength goals and one power-play marker in the third period.
Colton Wolter got things going with a goal at the 5:06 mark with an assist from Nick Hinz.
Garret Clement tied things up at 10:47 off assists from Ben Campbell and Kyle Lee.
Devin Loe netted the game-winning goal on the power play at 14:52. Hinz and Doug Rose were credited with assists.
Rose put the game away at the 18:25 off an assist from Jakob Romo.
Fairbanks finished 1 for 4 on the power play, while Springfield was 2 for 3.
The Ice Dogs had 41 shots on goal.