09/14/13 - 1:30pm
Plays showcasing youth, inexperience and nerves don’t show up on the coaches’ film later against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
Those plays show up on the scoreboard.
The Ice Dogs, returning 14 from a team that came within a game of winning the West Division playoffs last season, defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 5-1 on Friday before 661 fans at the Soldotna Sports Center.
Last season, the Dogs did not win at the sports center until March 1 on their fifth try, but this season they won in the season opener for both teams.