The Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the North American Hockey League's reigning champs, defend their Robertson Cup title this week in Frisco, Texas, and today they cleaned up on the circuit's All-West Division honors, furnishing three of the guys on that six-player team.
Check out the dudes honored by division coaches and general managers:
Fairbanks forward Gabe Levin, headed to the University of Denver in the fall, earned 18-72--90 and +36 totals in 56 regular-season games. He finished second in the league scoring race by one point, delivered 21 more assists than anyone in the league and tied for seventh in plus-minus.
Fairbanks forward J.T. Osborn, uncommitted to a college, tied for first in goals and was third in points with 40-41--81 totals in 58 games. He was also fourth in plus-minus at +40.
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brett Lubanski, headed to Holy Cross, was third in assists and eighth in points with 17-50--67 and -5 totals in 60 games.
Fairbanks defenseman Sean O'Rourke, bound for Ferris State, racked 8-38--46 totals and a +21 rating to finish second among NAHL blueliners in points.
Alaska Avalanche defenseman Joe Schmitz, headed to UConn, tied for ninth in D points with 10-23--33 totals and a +23 rating in 56 matches.
And Wenatchee Wild goaltender Robert Nichols, uncommitted, went 24-6-4 with a league-leading 1.49 goals-against average, a league-leading .938 save percentage and a league-leading 10 shutouts.
The Ice Dogs open play in the six-team Robertson Cup -- the five division playoff winners and host Texas comprise the six teams -- with a game Thursday against St. Louis.