Well, it’s official! The IceDogs have made the playoffs every year that we have been in Niagara. Not a small feat, when you realize that in the OHL, only two teams share this honor. Your IceDogs and the London Knights!
This year we had 16 players playing in their first OHL season. We were the youngest team in the entire CHL, probably close to being one of the smallest as well, so at the beginning of the season, people doubted we’d win even 10 games. But with our speed, tenacity, resilience and relentlessness, we proved them wrong by winning 23 games, while losing another 23 by only a goal.
However, this accomplishment could never have happened without the outstanding support of the best fans in the entire league!! Despite the odds being against us, you rallied behind the boys and contributed to an amazing 12 sell-outs, another milestone in IceDog history. So a big thank you to our “seventh man”. Without your support our season would have had a very different ending!
And as the slate gets wiped clean at the start of another playoff run, we’re asking you to come out in full support of your pesky dogs! As proven all year, your cheering makes the difference!
Thank you Niagara!
Bill and Denise Burke