FAIRBANKS-The Ice Dogs will have a new look this week and I'm not talking about jerseys. No it's their roster.
Defenseman Ben Campbell was traded to intrastate rival Kenai for Jake Bushey of the Brown Bears. The Ice Dogs released David Kaplan but gained Ross Olsson from the Springfield Junior Blues. Olsson is listed as a 6-5 forward.
Even with the new faces the Ice Dogs don't think it'll hurt chemistry with 15 games left in the season.
Fairbanks host the Wentachee Wild (22-17-5) this week in a three game series which starts a three week seven game homestand. The Wild have a 4-3 edge in the season but the Ice Dogs (32-13) still lead the Midwest Division and have an eight point lead on the Minnesota Wilderness.