FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Jayson Angus has been red hot the past couple of weeks and his offensive output was recognized Monday when he was named the North American Hockey League West Division Player of the week.
Angus, a 5-foot-7, 165-pound forward from Pittsburgh, Pa., has eight points in his last three games and is beginning to make an impact for the second-place Ice Dogs.
Angus’ performance last weekend helped the Ice Dogs sweep the Janesville Jets and keep pace with the West Division leading Wenatchee Wild.
He scored a goal in the third period and had two assists for a 3-point game in the Ice Dogs 4-0 shutout win on Friday night. He added two more assists in Saturday’s 3-1 win on Saturday night.
Angus had a +4 rating for the weekend.
“He’s been a consistent player for us all year long,” Ice Dogs coach Trevor Stewart said Monday evening. “The last couple of week’s he’s been able to contribute more offensively and he’s been rewarded for it.
Stewart said he likes the way Angus can fill any role on the ice.
“He’s reliable, works hard and plays all areas of the ice well,” Stewart said. “He’s been a great addition to our hockey club this year.”
The Ice Dogs return to action against the Springfield Junior Blues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
Tickets for all Ice Dogs home games are available at Sport King, Play It Again Sports, Fort Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base, the Fairbanks Community Museum and the Ice Dogs Office.
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a Skate with the Dogs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
There is no admission charge and skate rentals are available at the Big Dipper.
All of the Ice Dogs players and coaches will be on hand to greet fans in a fun environment.