Bozeman forward Canic to represent Croatia at World Juniors

Bozeman forward Canic to represent Croatia at World Juniors

January 15, 2019
The Bozeman Icedogs of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Dominic Canic has been selected to represent Croatia at the IIHF U20 World Championship Division II, Group B tournament.
The event will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from January 15-21, 2019.
Canic, 19, has been named an assistant captain for Croatia as they begin play. Last season Canic wore the ‘A’ for the U18 Croatia team and now is on the U20 roster for the third time in his career.
The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Zagreb, Croatia, is current 2nd on the team in scoring with 63 points (14 goals, 49 assists) in just 29 games played so far this season. His 63 points is good for being in the Top 20 in NA3HL scoring.
“Dominic is a dymanic player and has been a leader for us since Day 1. This is a great opportunity to shine on the International stage and we wish him the best of luck,” said Bozeman head coach Elliot Bates.
Canic was named the Frontier Division Star of the Week back on November 28, 2018.
Prior to playing for Bozeman in the NA3HL this season, Canic played two seasons in Canada for the Pacific Coast Academy Prep in the CSSHL.

Icedogs win 6th Straight

Icedogs Win 6th Straight

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By Merrick Parnell

The Bozeman Icedogs won their sixth straight game over the weekend with an 8-1 home win over the Butte Cobras at Hayes Pavillion.

From the drop of the puck, Bozeman’s offense jumped out to a blistering start, with a goal from Nash Pine just 30 seconds into the first, and another goal from Rhys Phelps following later in the frame. Butte’s lone goal would come early in the second, but the Icedogs would cruise from there, potting six unanswered goals.

Phelps finished with a hat trick and an assist on the night to lead the Icedogs, while Defenseman Connor Fuchs would put up five assists.  Goalie Mikael Levokari would make 38 saves, picking up his sixth straight win and 15th win on the season.

“It was a good team win. We’re trying to be better and better each game and get a little momentum going into February and the rest of the season,” said Levokari.

Bozeman has been playing some of their best hockey as of late, as their winning streak stretches back to December of 2018. The Icedogs take on the Helena Bighorns on Friday the 25th on the road. The Bighorns come into the game with a three-game losing streak.

Bozeman Splits in Post-holiday Return

By Merrick Parnell

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The Bozeman Icedogs returned from the holiday break by earning a split over the weekend.

On Friday, the Icedogs took the Great Falls Americans, the second place team in the North American 3 Hockey League’s Frontier division, to overtime, but the Americans ultimately won 4-3.

Connor Fuchs, Duncan McGarrah and Brock Fin would have the goals for Bozeman, while Hazen McKay had two assists. Fin had Bozeman’s tying goal in the third period. Bozeman newcomer Sterling Morin had two assists.

The Icedogs defense shut out the Americans in the third period and Bozeman goalie Mikael Levokari made 70 saves in the game.

The Icedogs rebounded on Saturday night, beating the Yellowstone Quake 4-1. Morin would score two goals for Bozeman, McGarrah added another, and Dalton Heimer scored his first junior hockey goal. In total, Bozeman would launch 48 shots on net. Levokari picked up the win in net for Bozeman, stopping 19 of 20 shots.

The Icedogs fall to the Bighorns 4-3

Adam Franklin delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist). Kaden Lindberg chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Jarett Scheibel had a productive game with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

In the second period, Lindberg opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 14:29 with helpers from Rieger and Berglund. Scheibel quickly followed with a goal at 16:20 with a helper from his linemate Seitz. Cline quickly followed with a goal at 16:31 with assists from his linemates, Scheibel and Seitz. Franklin finally put the Icedogs on the board with a goal at 18:44 with helpers from teammates Hanley and Blatter.

During the third, Franklin netted a goal at 10:51 with assists from Schumacher and Burrell. Charnholm scored a goal at 15:49 with helpers from Patten and Franklin. Gavrilenko quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 17:31 with assists from Lindberg and Solko.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (4-37-1-0).

The Icedogs struggled against the Wild 6-2 in home game

The Bozeman Icedogs' defense had a poor night, allowing the Gillette Wild 36 shots throughout the game. The Gillette Wild took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Nick Stockert.

Cade Hanley did his part, adding 2 assists. Brooks Mitzel contributed with 2 goals and Russell Conti delivered for his team with 3 assists.

During the first, Thompson opened the scoring for Gillette with a goal at 1:44 with a helper from Hanson. Blatter answered for Bozeman with a goal at 18:23 with helpers from his teammates Mcgarrah and Hanley.

In the second, Mitzel answered for the Wild with a goal at 11:54 with assists from his linemates, Prewett and Thompson. Stockert quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 12:10 with assists from Peterson and Conti. Patten answered for the Icedogs with a goal at 17:27 with a helper from his defensive partner, Hanley.

In the third, Mitzel answered for Gillette with a goal at 8:38 with an assist from fellow Wild forward Thompson. Walters quickly followed with a goal at 9:56 with a helper from defenseman Conti. Thompson netted a goal at 17:11 with an assist from defenseman Conti.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (3-36-1-0).

The Icedogs fall to the Americans 2-0

Bryan Sharp posted a shutout, stopping all 10 of the Bozeman Icedogs shots throughout the game. The Great Falls Americans took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Adam Vandenbos.

In the second period, Vandenbos opened the scoring for the Americans with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 12:04. Fary netted a goal at 19:12.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (3-35-1-0).

The Icedogs fall to the Americans 3-2

Jacob Boje had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Michael Houlihan chipped in with 2 goals and Brandon Vukasin delivered for his team with 2 assists.

In the second, Blatter opened the scoring for Bozeman with a goal at 12:57 with helpers from his teammates Stucker and Boje. Boje quickly followed with a goal at 14:45 with helpers from Patten and Hanley. Fary quickly followed with a goal at 15:59.

In the third period, Houlihan netted a goal at 0:38 with an assist from Vukasin. Houlihan scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 9:01 with helpers from his linemates, Vukasin and Mcsharry.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (3-34-1-0).

The Icedogs struggled against the Junior Bruins 8-5 in home game

The Bozeman Icedogs' defense had a poor night, allowing the Missoula Junior Bruins 44 shots throughout the game. The Missoula Junior Bruins took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Misha Akatnov.

Duncan Mcgarrah contributed with 2 goals and Beckett Patten had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). Tyler Young chipped in with 2 assists and Tyler Prince delivered for his team with 3 assists.

In the first period, Mcgarrah opened the scoring for the Icedogs with a goal at 6:29 with helpers from his linemates, Charnholm and Boje. Zubkov quickly followed with a goal at 6:46 with helpers from his linemates, Prince and Akatnov. Akatnov deposited a goal at 12:41 with assists from his linemates, Prince and Young. Zubkov netted a goal at 16:08 with a helper from Akatnov. Burrell quickly followed with a goal at 17:06 with assists from his linemates, Warner and Blatter.

During the second period, Zubkov answered for the Junior Bruins with a goal at 8:19 with a helper from his teammate Prince. Littlefield netted a goal at 11:09 with an assist from Akatnov. Patten quickly followed with a goal at 12:42 with helpers from Charnholm and Stucker. Mcgarrah quickly followed with a goal at 14:32 with assists from teammates Patten and Hanley.

During the third, Akatnov answered for Missoula with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 5:40 with helpers from his linemates, Zubkov and Young. Boje quickly followed with a goal at 7:33 with assists from Patten and Hanley. Zubkov answered for the Junior Bruins with a goal at 10:44 with helpers from Akatnov and Kirk. Zubkov deposited a goal at 15:34 with assists from his linemates, Akatnov and Miller.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (3-33-0-0).

The Icedogs struggled against the Americans 4-1 in home game

Kyler Mack did his part, adding 2 goals.

In the first, Mack opened the scoring for Great Falls with a goal at 4:07. Mack put in what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:32 with assists from his linemates, Vandenbos and Janke. Houlihan quickly followed with a goal at 13:44.

In the second period, Goodman deposited a goal at 4:38.

During the third, Charnholm finally put Bozeman on the board with a goal at 7:06 with helpers from his teammates Patten and Hanley.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (3-32-0-0).

The Icedogs fall to the Americans 4-2

Cade Hanley delivered for his team with 2 assists. Adam Vandenbos did his part, adding 2 goals and Kyler Mack had a productive game with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

During the second period, Vandenbos opened the scoring for the Americans with a goal at 1:52 with helpers from his linemates, Janke and Mack. Mack netted a goal at 8:04 with helpers from Rachow and Richesin. Charnholm finally put Bozeman on the board with a goal at 14:37 with assists from teammates Patten and Hanley.

In the third, Goodman answered for Great Falls with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 0:57 with a helper from defenseman Thomas. Blatter answered for the Icedogs with a goal at 6:34 with assists from Hanley and Mcgarrah. Vandenbos answered for the Americans with a goal at 17:20 with helpers from Janke and Braxton.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (3-31-0-0).