Fairbanks Ice Dogs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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


‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›    
General manager Rob Proffitt
Head coach Trevor Stewart (2011-12)
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. The following season the Ice Dogs went all the way and won the Robertson Cup for the 1st time in franchise history in a come from behind win over the Michigan Warriors 4-2. In the 2013-2014 season the Ice Dogs once more won the West Division Regular Season Title (4th time in 6 years) and proceed to win the Robertson Cup for the 2nd time.

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 60 45 14 1 91 215 136 970 1st, West Champions
2014-15 60 40 16 4 84 238 167 970 1st, West lost in Division Finals

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2004
Information unavailable
  • 2005
First Round - TEAM USA defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-games-to-0
  • 2006
First Round - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Wasilla Spirit 3-games-to-0
Second Round - Bozeman Icedogs defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-games-to-1
  • 2007
First Round - St. Louis Bandits defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-games-to-0
Fairbanks Ice Dogs advance to Round Robin as HOST.
Round Robin Fairbanks Ice Dogs 0 win 3 loss - qualify for consolation finals (Phantoms 3-7, Bandits 4-1, Express 3-5)
Robertson Cup Consolation Finals - Southern Minnesota Express defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-2 score
  • 2008
First Round - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Wichita Falls Wildcats 3-games-to-1
Second Round - Topeka RoadRunners defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-games-to-2
  • 2009
First Round - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-0
Second Round - Wenatchee Wild defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-games-to-1
  • 2010
First Round - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Alaska Avalanche 3-games-to-0
Second Round - Wenatchee Wild defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-games-to-0
Fairbanks Ice Dogs advance to Round Robin as West representatives as Wenachee Wild is HOST.
Robertson Cup Round Robin - Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3 win 1 loss - qualify for finals (Wild 3-2, Bandits 4-3, North Stars 1-2, Bobcats 4-3)
Robertson Cup Final - Bismarck Bobcats defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-0 score
  • 2011
First Round - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-0
Second Round - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Wenatchee Wild 3-games-to-1
Robertson Cup Round Robin - Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3 win 0 loss - qualify for finals (RoadRunners 4-3, Warriors 4-2, Bulls 2- 1)
Robertson Cup Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Michigan Warriors 4-2 scoreNAHL League CHAMPIONS
  • 2012
Divisional Semi-Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-0
Divisional Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Wenatchee Wild 3-games-to-0
Robertson Cup Round Robin - Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2 win 1 loss - qualify for semi-finals (Bandits 1-3, Bulls 3-1, Fighting Falcons 4-3)
Robertson Cup Semi-Final - Texas Tornado defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-3 score
  • 2013
Divisional Semi-Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-2
Divisional Final - Wenatchee Wild defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-games-to-2
  • 2014
Divisional Semi-Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Kenai River Brown Bears 3-games-to-2
Robertson Cup Semi-Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Wenatchee Wild 3-games-to-2
Divisional Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Michigan Warriors 2-games-to-0
Robertson Cup Final - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Austin Bruins 2-games-to-0 NAHL League CHAMPIONS
  • 2015
Robertson Cup 1st Round Series - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Minnesota Magicians 3-games-to-0
Robertson Cup Quarterfinal-Final - Minnesota Wilderness defeated Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-games-to-0

External links[edit]