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.
DRYDEN GM ICE DOGS – BACK TO BACK SIJHL BILL SALONEN CHAMPIONS – 2016/2017, 2017/2018
Billeting is a vital part of our teams success. It is so important for these young men to have a safe, healthy and happy home away from home. The billet coordinators work diligently to match
players up with homes that have similar interests and values, this helps to provide a smooth transition for both the player and the billet family.
Taking in a player is such an amazing way to spend the cold winter months! Often people begin the billeting journey just looking to do a kind deed and walk away from it with wonderful connections and another member of their family. If you are looking to be a little more active this winter, branch out and open your home and your heart, then consider taking in a Dryden GM Ice Dog. We are always looking to add to the Ice Dog family and we are always in need of wonderful new homes and people.
Billet homes receive:
➔ Monetary compensation up to $400 per player based on which option the home chooses.
➔ 1 season ticket pass per player (limit of 2).
➔ Invitations to Christmas party, Awards Banquet and any other team events that are put on.
➔ Reserved seating at home games.
Our expectations for players and billet homes:
➔ That players be welcomed and treated as a family member.
➔ Players respect the people and property where they stay.
➔ Food and snacks be provided with the monthly billeting money.
➔ Billet homes are required to follow team rules such as curfew & player commitments.
➔ Players are required to follow team rules as well as the rules set out by their billet home.
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the Next Level in Junior Hockey?
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the Major Junior?
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the NHL?
2 – Jujhar Khaira, Steve MacIntyre
How many days per week does your team practice?
5 days ice, 5 days gym (trainer, yoga instructor)
What are the team fees?
$1000 CDN total for the year
Does your team provide scholarship type program to reduce costs for players?
1 player each year (20 years old) gets scholarship money from the team.