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Junior hockey: Wilderness unable to catch up to Fairbanks

It's Minnesota's fourth straight loss.

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The Fairbanks Ice Dogs scored the first two goals and kept the visiting Minnesota Wilderness at arm's length from there, earning a 5-3 North American Hockey League victory on Friday at Red Baron Arena in Marshall, Minnesota.

Fairbanks held a 3-1 lead after a period, and though Ethan Wolthers pulled Minnesota to within one, that would be as close as it got. Owen Neuharth re-established a two-goal lead for Fairbanks with a power-play tally with 4:08 to play, so Bobby Metz's shorthanded goal with :34 turned out to be moot.

Graham Burke made 24 saves for Minnesota (13-11-1-0). Wolthers and William Persson finished with a goal and assist apiece.

The teams play again in Marshall, the Ice Dogs' adopted home in the Lower 48 states, on Saturday night.

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