Ice Dogs draft seven players

By Danny Martin DMARTIN@NEWSMINER.COM FAIRBANKS — Seven players, in four rounds, comprised the selections for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Tuesday in the North American Hockey League Draft. Two right wings and two right defensemen were among the choices for the Ice Dogs, the Midwest Division regular-season and playoff champions and Robertson Cup semifinalist in 2017-18. The […]

Minotauros defeat Ice Dogs 5-4 in OT; Fairbanks’ season ends

BLAINE, Minnesota – After losing Game 2 on Saturday, Fairbanks Ice Dogs coach Trevor Stewart was confident. “We’ve never done things the easy way,” he said. “There’s the right way and the wrong way, and then we call it the Ice Dogs way.” The top-seeded Ice Dogs didn’t make things easy on themselves Sunday, when […]

Ice Dogs win Game 5, clinch Robertson Cup berth

By Brad Joyal, BJOYAL@NEWSMINER.COM May 6, 2018 FAIRBANKS — The Ice Dogs moved one step closer to the top of the mountain. Fairbanks clinched the Midwest Division title after earning a 1-0 victory over the Janesville Jets in Game 5 of the division finals Saturday night at the Janesville Ice Arena in Janesville, Wisconsin. Connor […]

Caleb Hite, Ice Dogs beat Jets to force Game 5

By Brad Joyal, BJOYAL@NEWSMINER.COM May 4, 2018 FAIRBANKS — The Ice Dogs guaranteed themselves one more game for all the marbles. Fairbanks forward Caleb Hite was searching for his first postseason goal when he entered Friday’s must-win Game 4 against Janesville in the Midwest Division Finals. The Grand Blanc, Michigan, native was among the Ice Dogs’ most […]

Ice Dogs drop Game 3 in OT, trail 2-1 as series leaves Dipper

By Brad Joyal, BJOYAL@NEWSMINER.COM FAIRBANKS — Everybody at the Big Dipper Ice Arena knew Game 3 was going to have to come down to a spectacular play. In the end, most spectators likely left the arena stunned by what transpired. Janesville forward Simon Sagissor guided the Jets to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Ice Dogs, […]

Schaeffer’s last-second goal helps Ice Dogs even series

By Brad Joyal, BJOYAL@NEWSMINER.COM FAIRBANKS — Nolan Schaeffer didn’t know how much time was left. All he knew was he had to rip a shot on net. The Fairbanks defenseman has showcased his strength with slap shots all season, though Saturday’s game-winner will likely be the blast he’ll never forget. Schaeffer, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound blueliner from Marshall, Minnesota, lifted the […]