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3rd Period Goal for the Dryden Ice Dogs scored by 19-Jonathan Philley. Also in frame are 22-Cole Golka and 14-Drew Walske. See link below for more photos

October 11 vs. English River photo gallery

Photos of late 2nd/ 3rd period action between the Dryden GM Ice Dogs and the English River Miners. GM Ice Dogs win 10-1. Photos by Paul Darling.

Shootout winner

Blake Berg of Hasting, Minnesota scores the shoout winner for the Dryden GM Ice Dogs October 10 vs. Thunder Bay North Stars


Oct 3, 2014 - Dryden Ice Dogs announce the following transactions - 

Aaron Beachamp has been traded to English River.

Josh Brunton has been acquired from the Fort Frances Lakers

Defenceman Royce Rossingnol has been added to the roster.

GM Ice Dogs 6th in Nation, Golka SIJHL Player of the week.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - Following a 4-0-0-1 start to the season, the Dryden GM Ice Dogs have been ranked 6th in the country in the CJHL Weekly rankings.  

On the same day, the GM Ice Dogs' Cole Golka (above, 22) was named SIJHL player of the week.  With 4 goals and 7 points over 5 games, Cole currently sits 3rd in the league in both of those statistical categories.

Follow links below for more information

CJHL Weekly Rankings 

SIJHL - GM Ice Dogs 6th in country

SIJHL - Cole Golka named player of the week

SIJHL - Statistical leaders

Philley scores

Jonathan Philley of Dryden GM Ice Dogs scores vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers. See links below for photos from the Sept 24 and Sept. 27 home games.

September 27 vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers

Photo Album of Dryden GM Ice Dogs 6-5 Shootout win vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers.

September 24 vs. Fort Frances Lakers

Photo Album of Dryden GM Ice Dogs win vs. Fort Frances Lakers September 24

Cole Golka's Shootout Winner - Saturday, September 27 vs. Minnesota

Home Opener photo

September 20 vs. English River

Photos from a 10-1 home opener win vs. the English River Miners. At the beginning of the game, a moment of silence was observed in memory of Joanne Norman and Neil Fadden, two members of the Ice Dogs family that we have lost recently. Vanessa Norman sang the national anthem and the Norman Family dropped the ceremonial first puck of 2014-15 at the Dryden memorial Arena. Also on hand to welcome fans was Bryan Graham, the new commissioner of the SIJHL.

Roster Updated

September 18, 2014 -  In anticipation of the start of the season, the roster has been updated.  Find the roster by navigating above >Dryden Ice Dogs> Roster.  The Roster button will be the first on the left in a row of buttons.

If there are any errors or corrections on the information that is posted, please email corrections to 


I am particularly looking for the leagues these players came from, and the hand they shoot with.  Also I believe I am missing 1 player from the roster whom I took a photo of yesterday, I will get them added tonight as well.

The Jersey numbers listed for these players are not correct.  I will change as that information becomes available to me.

 Thanks - Paul


The Dryden Ice Dogs were at the Dryden Community sign up night helping with an equipment swap for the Dryden Minor Hockey Association. Photos were taken so our fans can get to know the players. See link below.

Dryden GM Ice Dogs head shots 2014

These photos will be updated multiple times during the season. We just wanted to get some photos up so that you, the fans, can cheer even louder for your favourite Dryden GM Ice Dog at our home opener on Saturday, September 20.

Preseason Game September 11 in Marathon

On Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Dryden GM Ice Dogs will take on the Fort Frances Lakers in a second annual memorial game at Marathon Arena.

This exhibition contest is once again being held in memory and honour of Jaret Leclair, Jordan Nabigon, Kody Nabigon and Greg Nabigon, four Pic River First Nation residents, who tragically lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident in October of 2012.

Both Jaret Leclair and Jordan Nabigon were alumnus of the SIJHL with Leclair playing with Fort Frances during his junior career while Nabigon suited up for the Sioux Lookout Flyers.

Kody Nabigon meanwhile was an avid hockey player in Marathon and Greg Nabigon was a father of four with hockey serving as a huge part and love in all of these young men lives.

All proceeds from the event with go to the Pic River Memorial Fund.

SIJHL preseason schedule

Sept. 5
Minnesota @ Fort Frances 7:30 p.m. (Ice for Kids)
Sept. 6
English River @ Fort Frances 6:30 p.m. (Ice for Kids)
Sept. 9
Fort Frances @ Minnesota 7 p.m. (Hoyt Lakes)
Sept. 11
Dryden vs. Fort Frances 7:30 p.m. (Marathon)
Sept. 14
Fort Frances @ English River 3 p.m. (Ear Falls)

Derek McPhail signs with the Elmira Sugar Kings

September 3, 2014 – The Dryden GM Ice Dogs have traded Derek McPhail to the Elmira Sugar Kings Jr. B hockey club of the GOJHL.  The Ice Dogs have received cash in return.  The  move was consistent with Derek’s wishes to attend post secondary school in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. 

Derek spent 2 seasons with the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, scoring 56 points and 127 Penalty Minutes in 100 games.  We wish him all the best in the 2014-2015 season!

Main camp scrimmage

Main camp intersquad, August 31, 2014. See link below for more photos.

Album : Tryout Inter-squad Day 3

Inter-squad photos from Tryouts, August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31 schedule

Sunday, August 31 inter squad games

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Click below to see the lineups for today's games.

icedogs tryout

Dryden GM Ice Dogs main camp. See PDF below for main camp roster.

Photo Gallery, Tryouts day 1

This is an introduction to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs' Flickr photo gallery for the 2014-2015 season. These photos are public and fans and family members may use them free of charge.

Dryden GM Ice Dogs camp times for Saturday, Sunday

Saturday, August 30
8:30-10 practice maybe some scrimmage
11:30-1:00pm goalie with Derrick Chagnon
2:30- 4:00pm practice
Sunday August 31
10:00am-11:00am game
11:00am-12:00am game
12:00pm-1:00pm game
1:00pm - meetings with players depart for home

Dryden GM Ice Dogs announce partnership with Dryden GM

On Thursday, August 21, Dryden Ice Dogs announced a historic partnership with Dryden GM.
Dryden GM has been a fixture in the Dryden business community since its inception in 1990.  Purchased in 2000 by Tony Beyak, the company's presence in the community has continued to grow through the transition of ownership to Tony's son, Nick.  
Dryden GM continues to be extremely grateful for the support of Dryden and its citizens. 
Todays announcement in co-operation with the Ice Dogs is not only a show of recognition of that support but also of the goals and mission of the Ice Dog Franchise and the players/volunteers and fans that support it.
The team is very excited to announce that due to an unprecedented sponsorship agreement; for the next two years it will be known as The Dryden GM Ice Dogs
We are thrilled to partner with Nick in this deal as we hope to bring to the table the same tradition of success and community partnership that GM has for years before us.  The product we intend to showcase both on and off the ice will reflect that same success.  

Dryden Ice Dogs Main Camp

2014-15 training camp dates are Thursday Aug 28, Friday Aug 29,Saturday Aug 30 and Sunday Aug. 31st.

Interested Local and Out of Town players are invited to attend.

 Registration is on the Thursday, August 28th at the Dryden Arena at 9am.

The cost is 150 dollars for the weekend.

For more information, contact coach Kurt Walsten at 807 216 6716 

To read the formal invitation, view the below PDF 'Ice Dogs Main Camp Invite"

Transactions July 17, 2014

Dryden ice Dogs traded Chris Varrins last night to Thunder Bay Northstars. Cash transaction, Chris has enrolled at Lakehead U, so it was a trade we had to try to make for him. Chris was a valued performer for the Ice Dogs last year, a good person on top of that and a great team mate he will be an asset to Thunder Bay but as a league you need to think of the betterment of the players too. 
Dryden is pleased to announce that Chris Baumen of Marathon Ontario is attending training camp and should be an asset to the Ice dogs, he played last year with the Kenora Thistle midgets. Chris' assets are speed and more speed.
Looking forward to seeing him here this fall.

Ice Dogs at Co-Op grand opening

Dryden Ice Dogs Drew Walske, Troy Williams, Trevor Kavanaugh and Michael Hodgkinson take part in the grand opening of our new sponsor Red River Co-Op gas station in Dryden.

Ad for Assistant Coach/ Equipment manager

Contact Information also found under "contacts" tab

Press Release - New Coach and GM

Head Coach, Assistant GM Kurt Walsten

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DRYDEN – The Dryden IceDogs of the SIJHL have gone close to home to hire their new head coach/assistant general manager.

Club president Terry Menard confirmed Monday that the team has hired Kurt Walsten (head coach/assistant GM) and Brian Bates (GM).
Walsten, who is originally from Kenora, comes to Dryden with a strong hockey background and a knowledge of the game that is second to none.
He spent the last two seasons coaching the Drumheller Dragons (Alberta Junior A Hockey League), helping the team to a franchise record, South Division championship.  
Speaking of his his experience, Walsten said "I have been involved in professional ice hockey for over 15 seasons as a player, player-assistant coach and head coach-assistant GM.  At the Junior A level, I have been head coach-GM and assistant coach-assistant GM (BCJHL, AJHL, MJAHL, MJHL, SIJHL, CEHL). I have been assistant captain at both the junior A level and professional level so I know what it takes to be a good team leader.

Walsten was asked how he plans on bringing a championship back to Dryden, to which he replied “Through recruiting and hard work.  We’re going to reload and provide the fans with an atmosphere and a team that is going to be competitive, that gives us an opportunity to win every night. We will build a hard working physical team, We want players who play with no fear, play the same way at home as they do on  the road.  This is the attitude we must have so that the Dryden community will once again be proud of the Ice Dogs." 
Brian Bates is a Dryden native, he has a wealth of hockey experience,  prior to joining the IceDogs  Brian was a scout with the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL).

Terry Menard is back as team President, while Mike Sveinson is the new Vice-President.
For more information, contact 
Terry Menard  807 220 1002

Ice Dogs 2014-2015

The Dryden Ice Dogs are excited for the 2014-15 season.  Planning has already started to put the best product on ice in Dryden.

Old news stories can be found under the "news archives" to the left.

Prospective players should contact coach Kurt Walsten at the link under "contacts"


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