The 2015-2016 season was one of change for the University of Georgia Ice Dawgs. In August 2015, the team welcomed two new coaches and 16 new players to their roster. New and returning talent led the Ice Dawgs to a 13-game winning streak by the end of the regular season. ACHA rankings predicted the team was a fair contender for the SECHC Championship in Nashville.
The Ice Dawgs earned two victories to qualify for the final round of the Championship: 11-0 against Auburn University and 3-0 against Vanderbilt University. They played the University of Florida for the No. 1 title and won 7-4.
The Ice Dawgs were the 2015-2016 SECHC Champions. Along with rehearsing for the NHL All-Star competition, this was a highlight of the season.
The team qualified for ACHA Regionals in Orlando, Florida. They earned a 3-1 victory against a fresh opponent, Christopher Newport University. In the following game, the Ice Dawgs came up short 5-3 against Vanderbilt University, but it was an honorable conclusion to an accomplished season.
The Ice Dawgs credit the players, coaches, staff and fans and its facility, the Akins Arena at the Classic Center for their successful season. The team that started as No. 11 in the South region finished as SECHC champions.