Dexter has key goal in Phantoms' win
BOARDMAN -- Brent Dexter's goal at 8:46 of the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Mahoning Valley Phantoms defeated the Alpena Ice Diggers, 4-2, in North American Hockey League action Saturday night at the Ice Zone.
Dexter's goal was his 10th of the season.
With the win, the Phantoms swept the weekend series and improved to 14-0 at home to remain the lone unbeaten team on its home ice this season.
Mahoning Valley, 28-8-1 with 57 points, opened a nine-point lead over the Ice Diggers (23-10-2, 48 points) in the NAHL's North Division.
The Phantoms play in Alpena, Mich. on Friday and Saturday.