Dryden fans are being asked to stay patient, as they fine-tune their roster.

"If you're not going to go deep in the playoffs in this business of hockey, then you have a lot of value in your roster other teams might benefit from. That's not where we're at. We are in a position where we want to add to our roster and we want to win," said team president Mike Sveinson.

After winning back-to-back league titles, fans are starting to wonder if the Ice Dogs are looking at a rebuilding year. With 18 games played, Dryden has six wins and 15 points. That's good for fifth place in the six-team league, three points behind Fort Frances with three games in hand.

The Ice Dogs have a week off, and they spent yesterday hosting a 3-on-3 Atom tournament in Vermilion Bay.

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