The Fairbanks Ice Dogs was founded to replace the Alaska Gold Kings, an Alaskan Ice Hockey team that was in action since 1975. Find why this change was made and how the Ice Dogs have excelled in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with a game of trivia.
Get to fun facts, the team history, their schedule/roster, and the records set by the Fairbanks Ice Dogs hockey team since 1997 with this engaging quiz.
1. Who Owns the Fairbanks Ice Dogs?
The Fairbank Ice Dogs was founded by Rob Proffitt. Proffitt started the Ice dogs to replace Alaska Gold Kings in 1997. He is currently the Head Coach and General Manager of the team.
2. What League Are the Fairbanks Ice Dogs In?
The Ice Dogs hockey team is a Tier II North American Hockey League (NAHL). The team was founded to support Alaskan midgets and juniors to play ice hockey and grow into a professional.
3. Where Do Fairbank Ice Dogs Play?
The Big Dipper was an aircraft longer before being renovated twice for hosting ice hockey games. It was home to the Alaska Gold Kings from 1975 until the Ice Dogs replaced them.
4. Where Are the Fairbanks Ice Dogs From?
Though the Fairbanks Ice Dogs hockey team were originally from Alaska they played the entire 2020-21 season for Minnesota following their temporary relocation. At present, they are back in Alaska.
5. Does Fairbanks Have a Hockey Team?
Fairbanks, Alaska has had a hockey team since 1997. The Northern Division was defeated by the Ice Dogs in their inaugural season in the same year.
6. When Did Fairbanks Ice Dogs Join the NAHL?
The Ice Dogs hockey team started out as a Tier III Junior B division (WSHL) until 1998. In 1999 they joined Tier III Junior A America West Hockey League (AWHL) which merged with NAHL in 2003.
7. What Is the Ice Dogs’ Jersey Color?
The Alaskan Ice Dogs sport an all-white jersey with maroon shoulder patches and blue lines for home games and maroon jerseys with blue lines for games away from home.
8. Who Is Named the Head Coach on Ice Dogs Roster?
Stewart was appointed the head coach during the 2011-12 season. Prior to becoming a head coach he served as an assistant coach for the St. Louis Bandits. Two Robertson Cup Championship teams were coached by him.
9. Where Is the Next Game as per Ice Dog Hockey Schedule?
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs will be playing their next game on the 3rd and 4th of December against MN Wilderness at the Red Baron Arena following Chippewa Steel on the 10th and 11th.
10. How Many Fairbanks Ice Dogs Players Were Drafted?
Todd Burgess, a forward, was drafted in 2016. Benton Maass, a defensive player in 2017, and Logan Neaton, a goalie, were drafted to the NHL in 2018. They had an overall score of 103, 182, and 144 respectively.
11. Who Sponsors the Fairbanks Ice Dogs Hockey Team?
The major sponsors for Alaska’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs are community businesses. The team also accepts donations from individuals and businesses across Alaska to promote itself.
12. How Many Seasons Had the Ice Dogs Played Before Joining NAHL?
The team has played 52 seasons as a Junior B Western States Hockey League. They won the NorPac championship in their last WSHL season and finished the first AWHL season with a 0-16 record.
13. When Did the Ice Dogs Win the Robertson Cup Championship?
Following their 60 game season, the Ice Dogs won both the Ravn Cup Champions and the Robertson Cup Championship. They also won the Robertson Cup Championship in 2011 & 2016.
14. When Did the Ice Dogs Host the Robertson Cup Championship?
The Robertson Cup Championship schedule was altered to allow the higher seed to host the playoff tournament games in 2014. The Ice Dogs defeated the Michigan Warriors and Austin Bruins in it.
15. How Many Times Have the Ice Dogs Been Given the All NAHL 1st Title?
The Ice Dogs have secured the All NAHL 1st Team title seven times since their inaugural season. They were also given the NAHL Rookie Team title thrice in the past.