FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Wenatchee Wild couldn’t close out Fairbanks on the road Saturday, falling 3-2 to tie the playoff series 2-2. Wenatchee hosts game five of the North American Hockey League West Division finals series Tuesday at Town Toyota Center.
If Saturday’s any indication, the finale should be another great battle between two evenly matched squads.
Both teams entered the first intermission deadlocked at 0-0. Finally, center Max McHugh gave the Wild a 1-0 advantage with 7:33 left in the second period, but the lead didn’t last long. The Ice Dogs came right back with a score of their own 13 seconds later on a shot from Lawrence Cornellier.
Wenatchee went into second intermission tied at 1-1 with the contest up for grabs.
Joe Sullivan lit the lamp with 7:21 to give his squad a 2-1 lead, but agian, Fairbanks was quick with an answer. Colton Wolter scored on Robert Nichols to make it a 2-2 affair nine seconds after Sullivan’s score.
Fairbanks’ Taylor Munson recorded the game-winner with 6:11 left in regulation.