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    Alaska Nanooks 2018-2019

    Well, it’s August so let’s get this thing going.

    Perhaps a little bit of politics to start, as voters will have the opportunity to approve a new ice plant at the Carlson Center in October.

    https://https://www.newsminer.com/news...8ede2d7e1.html
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    From KTVF11 Sports:
    A source within the University says that one of the Candidates, Mike Waddell, has dropped out of the running for the @AlaskaNanooks athletic director job. The only other word is that they are awaiting approval before making an offer.

    I went to 3 of the 4 public meet & greets. IMHO, he was heads and shoulders above the others. I believe there are only two left in the pool. Unfortunately, they need go with an interim and start the process all over again in the spring. And for god sakes streamline the hiring process. What a frigging joke.
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    * lost to NCAA mucky-mucks but not to UAA on the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmf View Post
    From KTVF11 Sports:
    A source within the University says that one of the Candidates, Mike Waddell, has dropped out of the running for the @AlaskaNanooks athletic director job. The only other word is that they are awaiting approval before making an offer.

    I went to 3 of the 4 public meet & greets. IMHO, he was heads and shoulders above the others. I believe there are only two left in the pool. Unfortunately, they need go with an interim and start the process all over again in the spring. And for god sakes streamline the hiring process. What a frigging joke.
    Who else dropped out? None of the proposed finalists really jumped out at me as a great hire. I wish they would find someone with some better connections to Alaska.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    Who else dropped out? None of the proposed finalists really jumped out at me as a great hire. I wish they would find someone with some better connections to Alaska.
    I recall a tweet or post somewhere about one other candidate no longer being in the running, but have heard nothing official, or maybe I just wasn't paying attention. Waddell would have been a good hire. Very dynamic personality. Our previous two ADs were nice guys but as personable and dynamic as dish rags. I don't believe an Alaskan connection necessarily brings anything to the AD position.
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    * lost to NCAA mucky-mucks but not to UAA on the ice.

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    Re: Alaska Nanooks 2018-2019

    Hey folks, who do you play on 10/19-20? USCHO composite has you playing both Denver and UAF that weekend, Denver's schedule says they're playing you, your schedule says UAF, and WCHA's composite says UAF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talonsuppuckdown View Post
    hey folks, who do you play on 10/19-20? Uscho composite has you playing both denver and uaf that weekend, denver's schedule says they're playing you, your schedule says uaf, and wcha's composite says uaf.
    uaa*

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalonsUpPuckDown View Post
    Hey folks, who do you play on 10/19-20? USCHO composite has you playing both Denver and UAF that weekend, Denver's schedule says they're playing you, your schedule says UAF, and WCHA's composite says UAF.
    @Denver.

    I believe UAA added a new non-conference series against someone, albeit on a different weekend.

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    Re: Alaska Nanooks 2018-2019

    - UAF and UAA dropped their home & home intra-conference “non-conference” games originally scheduled for Oct 19th & 20th.

    - UAF now plays at Denver on Oct 19th & 20th. (I’m sure there is an excuse but no valid reason other than incompetence that UAF hasn’t updated their on-line schedule).

    - UAA now plays at UNO on Dec 29th & 31st (Sat & Mon).
    "Who got the Cup?"
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    * lost to NCAA mucky-mucks but not to UAA on the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGDrew View Post
    uaa*
    Yeah. Doh.

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    Re: Alaska Nanooks 2018-2019

    Wow, Bruce Cech is stepping down. I hope that isn’t a sign we won’t be on the radio this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    Wow, Bruce Cech is stepping down. I hope that isn’t a sign we won’t be on the radio this year.
    I’ve had the pleasure of sharing press boxes with Bruce for 11 years. He’s a consummate pro, a terrific guy and one of the best in the game. Being a guy that works another job as well, I know how tough it is to juggle schedules to make things work. No one put more heart and soul into it than Bruce did. Proud to call you a friend and a colleague Bruce. You will be missed! Still hooe to see you in January! A tap of the stick as well to Safeway for hepling to make it work!

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    Re: Alaska Nanooks 2018-2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    Wow, Bruce Cech is stepping down. I hope that isn’t a sign we won’t be on the radio this year.
    WHAT??? Never thought I would hear those words. I liked Bruce. Channel 11 news just aired a short interview of Bruce, and he said due to budget constraints the Nanooks will no longer have radio coverage (like UAA and UAH, he said). I was not aware that UAH didn't have radio coverage. Sad.
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    Originally Posted by aparch
    I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

    From ADN:

    "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

    UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    WHAT??? Never thought I would hear those words. I liked Bruce. Channel 11 news just aired a short interview of Bruce, and he said due to budget constraints the Nanooks will no longer have radio coverage (like UAA and UAH, he said). I was not aware that UAH didn't have radio coverage. Sad.
    Not too surprising. He’s self-funded his broadcasts for a few years now. I assume there will still be a webcast due to wcha.tv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    Not too surprising. He’s self-funded his broadcasts for a few years now. I assume there will still be a webcast due to wcha.tv?
    It's not carried by WCHA TV this year, flohockeytv picked it up. Even though UAA's games weren't on the radio, they were available through audio on the internet, and they still have a play-by-play guy. Are the Nanooks not going to have ANY play-by-play person?
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    Originally Posted by aparch
    I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

    From ADN:

    "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

    UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    It's not carried by WCHA TV this year, someone else picked it up. Can't remember who right now. Even though UAA's games weren't on the radio, they were available through audio on the internet, and they still have a play-by-play guy. Are the Nanooks not going to have ANY play-by-play person?
    I’d assume we will have someone doing play-by-play for the WCHA webcasts.

    End of an era for us, but the harsh reality is the landscape for live sports continues to change, and not always in a good way. College hockey doesn’t, in general, drive big ratings. I’d assume we would have the option to move the broadcasts back to KUAC, but the ratings probably aren’t there. Follow the money, and it’s why the sport leans more and more on online distribution where you can have more control over the costs.

    I will miss listening to Bruce’s broadcast through the TuneIn radio app from the road on my Friday drive home from the office. It’s one of the things that kept me close to UAF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    I’d assume we will have someone doing play-by-play for the WCHA webcasts.

    End of an era for us, but the harsh reality is the landscape for live sports continues to change, and not always in a good way. College hockey doesn’t, in general, drive big ratings. I’d assume we would have the option to move the broadcasts back to KUAC, but the ratings probably aren’t there. Follow the money, and it’s why the sport leans more and more on online distribution where you can have more control over the costs.

    I will miss listening to Bruce’s broadcast through the TuneIn radio app from the road on my Friday drive home from the office. It’s one of the things that kept me close to UAF.
    I totally understand what you are saying. Many times we listened to the games through Kurt on the radio … he brought them to life for us. So sad to not have radio any longer.
    Originally Posted by aparch
    I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

    From ADN:

    "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

    UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    I totally understand what you are saying. Many times we listened to the games through Kurt on the radio … he brought them to life for us. So sad to not have radio any longer.
    Pretty lengthy article in the News Miner about Bruce moving on, as well as Nanook hockey no longer being on the radio.

    https://www.newsminer.com/sports/uaf_...24180c1fb.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    Pretty lengthy article in the News Miner about Bruce moving on, as well as Nanook hockey no longer being on the radio.

    https://www.newsminer.com/sports/uaf_...24180c1fb.html
    If you go to Bruce's facebook page it sounds like they are trying to get the money for him to continue on.
    Originally Posted by aparch
    I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

    From ADN:

    "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

    UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    If you go to Bruce's facebook page it sounds like they are trying to get the money for him to continue on.
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