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Icedogs to host June 15 open house


BOZEMAN – The Bozeman Icedogs’ new management, GM Sports LLC, is inviting hockey fans and the Bozeman community to an open house on Saturday, June 15.

Icedogs new owner Alec Nisbet, who taught at Ophir School for 14 years, and head coach Mark Vichorek will be on hand at the Bozeman Holiday Inn from 4-6 p.m. to greet fans for the 2013/2014 season. The Bozeman Icedogs are a Junior A Tier III pay-to-play hockey club for 16- to 20-year-olds in the America West Hockey League.

“We are looking forward to reconnecting with the community and are honored to have Mark Vichorek, a 1982 entry draft for the Philadelphia Flyers, onboard,” Nisbet said.

Vichoreck played seven years in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers and Los Angeles Kings before retiring in 1993 with more than 550 games on the ice. After retiring from the NHL, Vichoreck coached for minor league as well as college teams.

Assisting Vichoreck will be Kyle Bailey, a former Icedog who helped lead the team to the 2005-2006 North American Hockey League championship.

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