GM Ice Dogs’ Berg commits to Concordia College of MIAC


Media Update

Release date: Wednesday, July, 2016

GM Ice Dogs’ Berg commits to Concordia College of MIAC

DRYDEN, Ont. – The Dryden GM Ice Dogs of the Superior International Junior Hockey League that forward Blake Berg has committed to attend school and play for the Concordia College Cobbers of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference commencing in the 2016-17 season.

In two full seasons with Dryden the 20-year-old Berg, who also played defence for the GM Ice Dogs due to injury, scored 28 times and added 56 assists for 84 points in 111 games.

He also supplied 15 points in 24 playoff outings, including three tallies.

“Blake brought a professional approach to the rink for the Ice Dogs over the past three seasons, resulting in his being one of the most coachable players we’ve ever had here,” team president Mike Sveinson.

“A natural forward who was asked to play defence, Blake filled whatever role we presented him with class and the usual high skill level that a player of his caliber brings to the rink,” added Sveinson.

GM Ice Dogs head coach and general manager Kurt Walsten offered his thoughts on Berg.

“It was a pleasure coaching him the past two seasons. He’s great young man both on and off the ice who we thought was the best two-way player in the league. The Ice Dogs  wish him all the best and we will miss him this season.”

Based in Moorhead, Minn., the Cobbers compete in the nine-school MIAC where they finished fourth overall last season, but feature former NHLer Mike Eaves set to begin his initial year as head coach following a 14-year stint as head coach at the University of Wisconsin.