FAIRBANKS- The Fairbanks Ice Dogs sold out the seven home games to be played at the Big Dipper in 2021 in just over 24 hours. Tickets for the abbreviated home season went on sale at 10 a.m. on April 12. By 10:15 the following day, all available tickets for the games were sold.
“It’s just a testament to the loyalty of our great fan base,” said Ice Dogs general manager Rob Proffitt. “It’s humbling that the fans, sponsors and volunteers have continued to support the program despite us not playing a game in Fairbanks in over a year.”
The North American Hockey League canceled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The Ice Dogs played the bulk of their home games this season in Marshall, MN as travel restrictions made it nearly impossible to play home games in Alaska through much of the season.
“It’s been a long road, but we’re finally home,” Proffitt said.
The Dogs will play the Jets April 22, 23 and 24, as well as home games at the Dip against Chippewa on April 30 and May 1, and The Kenai River Brown Bears May 7 and 8. The Dogs close out the regular season in Soldotna, a series that was originally scheduled for April 16 and 17.