The Fairbanks Ice Dogs won their third North American Hockey League Robertson Cup National Championship in team history on Sunday as they defeated the Wichita Falls Wildcats, 2-0 at the Braemar Ice Arena in Edina, Minnesota.
The North American Hockey League is a junior league with 22 teams in 10 states across North American. The league develops student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.
The Ice Dogs finished the regular season with a league-best 49-8-3 record.
In the playoffs they defeated the Coulee Region Chill (La Crosse, WI) 3-1, Minnesota Wilderness 3-2, Aston (PA) Rebels 2-0.
Reggie Lutz, who scored the game-winning goal in the game in the 3rd period, scored five of Fairbanks’ seven goals in the playoffs and was named the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player.