Ice Dog Dual Commit

Fairbanks Ice Dog forwards Viktor Liljegren and Todd Burgess will play college hockey together at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State. The pair of first year North American Hockey League players finalized their commitments on Sunday, and will enroll at RPI on full scholarships.

Ice Dog head hockey coach Trevor Stewart announced the signings to the team following practice Monday morning. The Ice Dogs are preparing to open the NAHL Mid-West Divisional Finals against Wenatchee on Friday. The best of five resumes Saturday night. The Burgess/Liljegren commits give the Ice Dog nine D-1 commits on the current roster. Burgess has 3 years of junior hockey eligibility remaining, while Liljegren has one.

The Swedish born Liljegren says he has not decided whether he will head to college next season, or the following year. Burgess, a 1996 born forward out of Phoenix, Arizona says he was eager to commit to RPI, as he has relatives about an hour and a half drive from Troy. Liljegren, who was courted by several division one programs, says he also chose RPI because of its relative proximity to his native Sweden.