Coaching Staff


HEAD COACH – Dave Allison

Dave Allison was named as the fourth head coach in Ice Dogs’ history in January 2022.

Allison played professional hockey for 10 years (1979-89), including time  with the Montreal Canadiens during the 1983-84 NHL season. Allison boasts an impressive coaching resume, including 25 games as the head coach of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators during the 1995-96 season. He has also coached at the AHL, IHL, ECHL, OHL, SIJHL levels, and most recently served as the head coach of the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers from 2014-2018.





Dakota Bell joined the Ice Dogs as an assistant coach in July 2022.

He most recently spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for New England College. Prior to his time there, Bell was a volunteer assistant coach for the Bowling Green Falcons. Bell was the Head Coach of the Sylvania Northstars U15 AAA from 2018-2020. Bell also worked as either the head or assistant coach of the Bowling Green Ice Cats (USA Hockey Tier 1 AAA, USA Hockey Tier 2 AA) from 2013-2018.

Bell earned an MBA in Strategic Leadership from New England College in 2022 and a Bachelor of Science in Education From Bowling Green University in 2019.