The Sundogs' play has improved of late as the team appears to be starting to click. A 2-3 overtime loss against the Texas Brahmas on December 11th, a 2-1 win against the Amarillo Gorillas on December 12th, and a 4-2 win over the Tulsa Oilers on December 13th was the best streak Arizona had put together all year. The Sundogs returned home to face the first place Odessa Jackalopes on December 16th and suffered another home loss. The Texas Brahmas came to town for back-to-back games on December 18th and 19th. The Sundogs showed signs of greatness again with a 4-1 win the first night, but they suffered a 5-2 loss on the second night.
Captain Chris Bartolone played his 1,000th professional game when the team faced the Oilers on December 13th.
The Sundogs go back on the road for two games before coming home for games on the 29th and a New Year's Eve game. There is a ‘Skate with the team' after the New Year's Eve game.