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AKSWF
08-19-2016, 02:42 AM
Season thread time? Season thread time.

AKSWF
08-19-2016, 02:48 AM
Not saying there wouldn't be any concern with our future if they were ice in the Alaska Airlines Center, but it wouldn't have hurt. Side note, worked with a Blueliner this summer who refused to give any business to the Alaska Airlines Center in spite of no ice (he did agree it's a fantastic facility though).

On a happier note, go check out the WFSC for some cool murals of the good old days: https://twitter.com/SeawolfCoach/status/764265630820212737

gfmorris
08-19-2016, 03:48 AM
Here's hoping that it's not your last season!

GFM

Jimjamesak
08-19-2016, 05:12 AM
It is definitely a concerning time for all this. It's madness we're facing this possibility.

Welp, only one thing to do now: Just *ing win.

aallenpollreisz
08-19-2016, 07:24 AM
Man, that Strategic Pathways report is terrifying. Hackett's press conference yesterday didn't do anything to quell that terror, either.

It seems like there's no bluffing, here. The nuclear option is under full consideration.

I grew up as a big fan of UAA hockey. It was a really important part of my childhood. Frankly, if not for UAA hockey, I wouldn't be a college hockey fan today. The elimination of the program would be heartbreaking for me, and I'm guessing the feeling would be the same for just about everybody else in this thread.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that something good happens between now and whenever the final decision is made. Frankly, I'm shocked Walker hasn't been thrown in a boat and pushed out to sea yet.

uaafanblog
08-19-2016, 09:11 AM
They have $54,300,000,000 in funding available and they're demanding that 50 million be cut from state university's? Because um ... they'll only have $54,250,000,000 left over if they funded it properly? This is more sleazy political manipulation that University presidents are too effing afraid to stand up to. Usually when someone is about to be raped they struggle against it ... in this case UAA and UAF are straight up bending over to take it.

Wolfman
08-19-2016, 12:44 PM
Man, that Strategic Pathways report is terrifying. Hackett's press conference yesterday didn't do anything to quell that terror, either.

It seems like there's no bluffing, here. The nuclear option is under full consideration.

I grew up as a big fan of UAA hockey. It was a really important part of my childhood. Frankly, if not for UAA hockey, I wouldn't be a college hockey fan today. The elimination of the program would be heartbreaking for me, and I'm guessing the feeling would be the same for just about everybody else in this thread.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that something good happens between now and whenever the final decision is made. Frankly, I'm shocked Walker hasn't been thrown in a boat and pushed out to sea yet.

Yeah, to me it feels like Hackett is not standing up for the program, but keeps saying "these are trying times" and "we are in some challenges." I have been told not to question Hackett because he is passionate about UAA Athletics. To me, perception is reality. I think Hackett needs to tell them, DO NOT DO THIS and fight for his department! I have grown very tired of Alaska politics. Somebody needs to stand up for Athletics. Or, we are going to lose this whole thing. As a UAA Alumni, I am very disappointed with this situation as I know all of you are.

The Sicatoka
08-19-2016, 01:05 PM
Welp, only one thing to do now: Just *ing win.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-hDl6OALv4

The Sicatoka
08-19-2016, 01:07 PM
I asked in a UAF thread so I'll ask here:

Why close UAA athletics and not UAF athletics?
Anchorage is easier, cheaper travel and has a larger population base to support teams.

Wolfman
08-19-2016, 02:27 PM
Here is some news based on KTVA 11.

http://www.ktva.com/university-weighs-3-options-for-athletic-budgets-preps-for-deep-cuts-349/

gfmorris
08-19-2016, 02:44 PM
Yeah, to me it feels like Hackett is not standing up for the program, but keeps saying "these are trying times" and "we are in some challenges." I have been told not to question Hackett because he is passionate about UAA Athletics. To me, perception is reality. I think Hackett needs to tell them, DO NOT DO THIS and fight for his department! I have grown very tired of Alaska politics. Somebody needs to stand up for Athletics. Or, we are going to lose this whole thing. As a UAA Alumni, I am very disappointed with this situation as I know all of you are.

It's very possible that he is behind the scenes but is being told to put up with it publicly or be fired. A lot of UAH people were upset with how EJ Brophy handled things with our near-extinction, but frankly he'd just gotten herald was under extreme duress about it.

GFM

Wolfman
08-19-2016, 02:46 PM
It's very possible that he is behind the scenes but is being told to put up with it publicly or be fired. A lot of UAH people were upset with how EJ Brophy handled things with our near-extinction, but frankly he'd just gotten herald was under extreme duress about it.

GFM
Yeah, it is very frustrating...just Alaska politics like UAAFANBLOGs says..

Alaska Hockey
08-19-2016, 02:52 PM
I asked in a UAF thread so I'll ask here:

Why close UAA athletics and not UAF athletics?
Anchorage is easier, cheaper travel and has a larger population base to support teams.

The Chiefs live in the village, and because Tammy Wilson said so.......

uaafanblog
08-19-2016, 03:15 PM
It's very possible that he is behind the scenes but is being told to put up with it publicly or be fired. A lot of UAH people were upset with how EJ Brophy handled things with our near-extinction, but frankly he'd just gotten herald was under extreme duress about it.

GFM

The Athletic Director position at UAA is not on the "Director" level. Hackett reports to a "Director". The Director of Administration Bill Spindle. UAA's administration's mantra is "Go Along, To Get Along". They aren't about to take any sort of public stand that would go against the effing "fiscal conservatives" down in Juneau. They never have and never will. If the public wants hockey they better make some noise.

AKSWF
08-19-2016, 11:37 PM
The Athletic Director position at UAA is not on the "Director" level. Hackett reports to a "Director". The Director of Administration Bill Spindle. UAA's administration's mantra is "Go Along, To Get Along". They aren't about to take any sort of public stand that would go against the effing "fiscal conservatives" down in Juneau. They never have and never will. If the public wants hockey they better make some noise.

UAA is just so ****ing backwards it makes you head spin, worst case: Aces renovate the Alaska Airlines Center and have it to themselves.

AKSWF
08-19-2016, 11:54 PM
Made a doodle poll seeing if you would donate money to help save our team:

http://doodle.com/poll/9p3udwkszmxf5d89

Jimjamesak
08-20-2016, 04:55 PM
UAA is just so ****ing backwards it makes you head spin, worst case: Aces renovate the Alaska Airlines Center and have it to themselves.
I still predict that the Aces have 2-3 seasons left. NHL teams are wanting more control over their affiliations and a team in Alaska just doesn't work in that paradigm.

AKSWF
08-20-2016, 07:47 PM
I still predict that the Aces have 2-3 seasons left. NHL teams are wanting more control over their affiliations and a team in Alaska just doesn't work in that paradigm.

Well the Aces are finally Vancouver's AA farm team, they are the closet NHL team wonder why it took so long. For AAA sure, but AA I think the Aces are fine as long as their attendance picks back up, and or the profit margin increases.

Hal9K
08-21-2016, 02:49 AM
Do either of these schools offer a finance degree? The ultimate irony. $54 billion with a B and we can't figure it out? F* politicians....seriously.

FDNY99
08-21-2016, 08:42 AM
http://www.adn.com/opinions/2016/08/20/right-sized-government-team-puts-hit-on-alaska-college-hockey/?utm_campaign=Contact+SNS+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=snsanalytics
Just saw this on twitter