Fairbanks Ice Dogs goaltender Mattias Sholl got the start for Team North American Hockey League in Monday’s 3-1 exhibition win over Krylya Sovetov in Moscow.
The game was a tune-up for Team NAHL for the Sirius Junior Club World Cup on Friday through Aug. 31 at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The arena was used for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sholl backstopped three penalty kills during a scoreless first period. A highlight for the Ice Dogs netminder was making a split save on a backdoor pass during a power play.
Jack Williams, of the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues replaced Sholl during the second period.
Max Borst, of the Maryland Black Bears, tied the game at 1 in the second period. Brandon Lajoie, of Soldotna’s Kenai River Brown Bears, provided the game-winner in the third period with a wrist shot on a 2-on-1 rush.
Nate Horn, of the Minnesota Wilderness, sealed the win a few minutes later by tapping in a rebound of an odd-man rush attempt by Austin Jouppi, of the Bismarck (North Dakota) Bobcats.
Maxim Auschelov produced the game’s first goal for Krylya Sovetov, which translates to Soviet Wings.