Fairbanks Ice Dogs

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Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Fairbanks Ice Dogs Logo.svg
City Fairbanks, Alaska
League NAHL
Division West
Founded 2001
Home arena Big Dipper Ice Arena
Colors

Grey, maroon, and sky blue


              
General manager Rob Proffitt
Head coach Trevor Stewart
Franchise history
2001-Present Fairbanks Ice Dogs

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs is a Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's West Division. The Ice Dogs play home games at the 2,200-seat Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Ice Dogs are well known for their rivalry with the Wenatchee Wild.

History[edit]

Originally started in 1997 as hockey program to replace the Fairbanks Gold Kings, and give Alaskan players a chance to play after they finished High School and/or midgets. Started as a Junior B league in the Western States Hockey league. Winning the Northern Division its first year, but losing to the Southern champs the following year in exhibition games. In 1998-99 season, again won the Northern Division but lost to the Southern Division champions, the Ventura Mariners. Originally a part of the America West Hockey League, the Ice Dogs were the 2001-2002 AWHL Organization of the Year. The team would later move to the NAHL in the AWHL-NAHL merger that took place in 2003. The Ice Dogs were upset in the West Division Finals in the 2008-2009 season after winning the West Division regular season title. The Ice Dogs lost in the 2010 Robertson Cup final to the Bismarck Bobcats 3-0. They then went on to win the West Division Regular Season Title for the 2nd time in 3 years. They went on to win the Robertson Cup for the 1st time in franchise history in a come from behind win over the Michigan Warriors 4-2.

Season Records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
2003-04 56 31 15 10 72 174 140 1,807 2nd, South N/A
2004-05 56 26 24 6 58 164 179 1,029 4th, North lost in 1st Round
2005-06 58 30 18 10 70 173 175 984 2nd, West lost in 2nd Round
2006-07 62 34 24 4 72 223 203 1,347 4th, South lost in Round Robin
2007-08 58 39 15 4 82 183 129 1,306 2nd, South lost in 2nd Round
2008-09 59 39 12 8 84 226 152 1,421 1st, West lost in 2nd Round
2009-10 58 32 22 4 68 203 182 1,727 3rd, West lost in Finals
2010-11 58 40 15 3 83 245 167 1,121 1st, West Champions
2011-12 60 39 13 8 86 225 163 920 1st, West lost in Semi Finals
2012-13 60 39 17 4 82 192 148 896 2nd, West lost in Division Finals
2013-14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD, West TBD

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