Ice Dogs start strong, fall in Midwest division finals opener

Danny Martin

FAIRBANKS—The Fairbanks Ice Dogs allowed a power-play goal for the first time this year in the North American Hockey League playoffs.

The man-advantage tally also led to Fairbanks’ first loss of the postseason — a 2-1 setback on Friday night against the Minnesota Wilderness in Game 1 of the Midwest Division final series in Cloquet, Minnesota.