Search for head coach highlights offseason

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA- For the first time since 2011, Fairbanks Ice Dogs General Manager Rob Proffitt will spend the off season hiring a new head hockey coach of the program. This on the heels of a season that saw the Dogs finish the regular season with a 28-25-6-1 record and out of post season play for the first time in team history.

Billy Renfrew led the team in points (55) and goals (23), while Joey Potter led the Dogs with 36 assists. Potter and Julian Recine tied for second in points with 44.

Dakota Bell returns as Ice Dogs assistant coach.

The search for the fifth head coach in the history of the Ice Dogs is underway, and Proffitt says there has been plenty of interest in the position.

“We have received a great deal of inquiries since the position became open,” Proffitt said. “We will be diligent in leaving no stone unturned to find the right fit for our program.”

Assistant Coach Dakota Bell will remain with the Ice Dogs, and has been instrumental in organizing the off-season camps, including the futures camp in late May and main camp in July.