Who Are the Dryden GM Ice Dogs?
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are one of the SIJHL’s charter teams, and have established a tradition as being one of the top teams in the league.
They won the first ever league championship and posted finishes of at least third in the league in season play in all but one of their seasons to date. The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are fresh off winning their third Bill Salonen Cup championship defeating the English River Miners (Ear Falls & Red Lake) in a four game sweep.
They went on the represent the SIJHL at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup in Trenton, Ontario and finished with a record of 1-2 with their win coming over the #2 ranked team in the country.
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs take deep pride in being a community owned and operated team. The teams success depends on the countless hours put in by the many volunteers who fill numerous roles. The community of Dryden stands behind their team and that is shown by the impressive crowds we get at our home games. There is nothing better than the feeling you get playing in front of a packed Dog Pound and the roar of the horn when a goal is scored.
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs, on average, play 56 regular season games with 27 of those being at home and can play as many as 14 playoff games (maximum of 8 being at home).
Our players are regularly seen through out the community helping in impactful and positive ways, the foremost being regular school visits and helping out with local minor hockey teams. As players on a community based team it is important to set a good example and be encouraging role models for our youth as it is the youth who aspire to be future Dryden GM Ice Dogs.
The 2017-18 season is going to be an exciting one for the Dryden GM Ice Dogs as they are the host team for the Dudley Hewitt Cup. The organization is looking forward to putting out a talented, edgy and highly competitive product so that they can “Keep Bill Home” and represent the City of Dryden in the first class manner that continues to attract high end players to our team.
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs play at the Dryden Memorial Arena, and have games broadcast on CKDR 92.7FM, Dryden’s local radio station and all games are lived streamed via HockeyTV.com.