Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:47 pm | Updated: 11:53 pm, Sat Oct 18, 2014.
The Fairbank Ice Dogs fell behind 3-0 early in the second period at Coulee Region on Saturday before their offense clicked into gear.
The Ice Dogs scored four times in the second period and twice in the third period to complete a come-from-behind 6-4 win in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Todd Burgess, Lonnie Clary, John Teets and Yannick Vedel all scored in the second period to put the Ice Dogs (8-6-1) ahead for good.
Burgess scored his first goal of the season at the 8:15 mark of the second period with an assist from Teets.
Clary, Teets and Vedel all scored in a span of 4:18 to give the Ice Dogs the lead. Clary, with assists from Ethan Somoza and Hans Gorowsky, scored his third goal of the season at the 11:27 mark of the second period.
At the 11:58 mark of the period Teets scored his second of the season with assists from Chandler Madry and Jacob Hetz.
Clary’s and Teets’ goals both came during a five-minute power play. The Ice Dogs went 2 for 3 with the man advantage.
The Chill were 2 for 5 on the power play.
Vedel, who scored twice, finished the second period scoring at the 15:45 mark. Vedel was assisted by Mitchell Baumann and Dalton Skelly.
The Ice Dogs fired 16 shots on goal during the second period.
Hetz made it five straight goals for the Nanooks, finding the back of the net early in the third period. The goals was his eighth of the season.
Burgess had the only assist on Hetz’s goal.
With goalie Jeremy Wik pulled in the final minute, the Chill got one back when Eddie Matsushima’s hot got past Ice Dogs goalie Patrick Munson.
The goal, with 54 seconds left in the game, was Matsushima’s fourth of the year.
Vedel sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 32 seconds left, with an assist from Jacob Stridsberg. The Copenhagen, Denmark, native now has seven goals on the season and has scored two goals in back-to-back games.
All seven of his goals have come in the last seven games. The Ice Dogs are 6-1-0 during that stretch.
Munson made 32 saves for Fairbanks while Wik stopped 26 shots for the Chill (5-4-2).
Aussie Miller, Richard Zehnal and Sean Lang all scored in the first period for the Chill. Zehnal leads the Chill with six goals on the season.
Contact sports reporter Tim O’Donnell at 459-7583. Follow him on Twitter: @FDNMSportsGuy