Hello Alaska Hockey Participant:
In the event that you haven't heard, the collegiate hockey programs in Alaska - UAA & UAF - are potentially being eliminated. The University of Alaska is determining what athletics might stay or go. To learn more about this, please download their report and proposed options for Intercollegiate Athletics at the following link:
and do not hesitate leave your comments in the area provided!!
As hard as it is to wrap your mind around no collegiate hockey in Alaska, it is a distinct reality, and we as the Alaska hockey community need to do our part to ensure that not only are our voices heard, but we take action.
Tomorrow, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen is having a community forum to discuss the options presented in the report for Intercollegiate Athletics. This meeting will take place at the Student Union Cafeteria on UAA (near the bookstore) from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. All who can make this meeting are encouraged to be there and use their voices.
Secondly, we need to take action by filling up the seats in the Sullivan Arena. Attached is a flier for General Admission season tickets. At $150 per person, you will get in to all 16 home games. That is less then $10 a ticket. Additionally, by purchasing season tickets, the hockey program gets the greatest monetary support. Purchasing individual game tickets at the door of the Sullivan Arena yields the hockey program very darn little financially.
The best way to get your general admission season tickets is by stopping into the Alaska Airlines Center at the Terry Ann Homan Box Office. It is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. Quick and fast and you will have your season tickets in your hand when you leave. If you are okay with picking up your season tickets at the first Seawolf game, you can also give the attached form and a check (payable to Spectra LP) to a Seawolf Hockey Alum to drop off for you or you can go to www.alaskaairlinescenter.com
for tickets (there will be an online processing fee with this option). You can purchase more than general admission seats, as well as parking passes, booster room passes, etc. but really, the General Admissions option is the best deal and way to fill up the Sully!
Why am I passionate about collegiate hockey in Alaska. Great young men come to our state to play the game they love, and in turn, fall in love with our state and become vital community members. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, business people who help make our communities better. As USA Hockey's Alaska Associate Registrar, what stands out is the ever present influence of UAA/UAF hockey alumni actively coaching in Alaska's youth hockey programs. Throughout our state. . . you want a UAA/UAF player to help out with a team, just ask and they are there to help. Without the college hockey environment, our youth hockey programs may suffer and we can not let that happen.
Please, attend UAA's on campus meeting tomorrow, September 7th, 12:30 to 2:00 pm at UAA's Student Union Cafeteria. Then purchase your season tickets, helping to fill the seats in the Sully and financially supporting the UAA Hockey Program. And pass the message on to your contacts, friends and family.
Stand Up & Howl,
Associate Registrar - Alaska
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