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Bozeman Icedogs under new ownership and coach

Posted at 1:45 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 15:45:15-04

(Editor’s note: Bozeman Icedogs release)

BOZEMAN – The Bozeman Icedogs are under new ownership, and to celebrate the start of the 2018-19 season, admission to the team’s first home game is free.

Matt Paine of Bozeman-based Paine Group Inc. bought the team this year with the goal of keeping it in Bozeman and providing a fun and entertaining sport for families and fans to enjoy. A hockey player himself with the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association, Paine wants to continue building on the growing youth hockey program in Bozeman and attract more people to participate in the sport.

“Hockey builds extremely tight-knit groups of young people more than any other sport I’ve seen, in part because of the enormous commitment, travel and bonds developed over years of sharing these experiences with one another,” Paine said.

The Icedogs are 2-0 this season, having won their first two away games. They are under the direction of a new head coach and general manager, Elliot Bates. The community is invited to come cheer on the Bozeman Icedogs in their first home game of the season on Friday, Sept. 28 at Haynes Pavilion against the Helena Bighorns. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Season passes for the 2018-19 season are now available. Cost for a season pass is $100 for adults and $50 for kids.

ABOUT THE ICEDOGS The Bozeman Icedogs are a Junior A tier III hockey club in the Frontier Division of the NA3HL. Players from all of the world come to Bozeman to play for the Icedogs and stay with local families during their time here. Since its inception, the team has sent players to Michigan State, UConn, U.S. Air Force, North Dakota and other high-profile programs.