Game Preview: Ice Dogs, Tomahawks Renew Rivalry

THE BASICS

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Division: Midwest

All-time Record: 561-245-79

Robertson Cups: 3

2017-18 Record: 45-8-7 (Lost Robertson Cup Semifinal)

Record vs. Johnstown: 11-4-1

Head Coach: Trevor Stewart (8th season)

Key Returners:

  • D| John Stampohar (24 PTS)
  • D| Noah Wilson (17 PTS)
  • F| Jax Murray (40 PTS)

Fun Facts:

The Ice Dogs were named the 2001–02 AWHL Organization of the Year in their first full Junior A season. The team moved 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 2008–09 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 won the Robertson Cup for the first time in a come from behind win over the Michigan Warriors 4-2. In the 2013–14 season, the Ice Dogs once more won the West Division regular season title (4th time in 6 years) and proceeded to win the Robertson Cup for the second time.