Ice Dogs Lose, 5-3, to Fall to Third

J.F. Quintin scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Kansas City Blades past the Ice Dogs, 5-3, at the Sports Arena Wednesday.

The loss, coupled with victories by Utah (10-4-2) and Las Vegas (13-3-3), slips the Ice Dogs (9-7-2) into third place in the International Hockey League’s Southwest Division.

The good news was that the attendance, an announced 2,714, was the Ice Dog’s largest mid-week crowd of the season. But the Ice Dogs still need better attendance for their unsigned contract with the Sports Arena/Coliseum Commission.

The final contract reached the desk of Pat Lynch, the Coliseum Commission/L.A. Sports Arena’s general manager, earlier this week. It is expected to be signed within the next two weeks and includes a $1-per-person rebate to the Ice Dogs for crowds over 4,000, and revenue sharing. Also, sources say the Ice Dogs are not paying rent and those costs will be settled at the end of the season.


The Ice Dogs took a 2-0 lead on goals by Wayne Strachan and Dan Lambert. But the Blades scored four unanswered goals for a 4-2 lead early in the third period.