University of Alaska Fairbanks Ice Hockey History and Rosters (2022)

University of Alaska Fairbanks Ice Hockey History and Rosters (1)

University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks

Ice Hockey History and Team Rosters

This page is still under development and requires additional research to complete. Manyof the teams may still be missing some players. Names may also be wrong or spellingincorrect depending on the sources.

If you played for any of the University of Alaska ice hockey teams between 1925 and1979, you can help and we want to hear from you. Please send an email to Eric Carlson at and let us know where you or any ofyour teammates are.

1925-1926 Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines

The college team won the first ever Crosby E. Keen Trophy by defeating the Fairbankstown team with three wins in four games. Fairbanks won the series opener 5-4 but thecollege team won the final three games 7-1, 10-5 and 21-4. The McCombe twins from Dorval,Quebec, taught the game to their four teammates. The six man team had to skate the entireseries with no substitutions.

Clarence Burglin, goalie
George King, defense
John Luss, defense
Robert 'Bob' McCombe, center
John McCombe, wing
Donald Morgan, wing


no hockey teams


After reviving hockey following several years of inactivity, the College team won fourof a seven game series with the Fairbanks Exploration Hockey Team when Parker scored agoal in the third period for a 1-0 win on the town rink in the final game.

James 'Jimmy' Stewart, forward
F. Parker, forward
Pat Thompson, center
H. Weir, defense
Jack Alexander, defense
Thomas Ek, goalie


The Polar Bears defeated the Fairbanks Elks 3-0 and tied them 2-2 to win the FairbanksWinter Carnival series and then earned a 2-1 win in a playoff game over the same team tofinish the season.

Jack Alexander, right defense, team captain *
Harko 'Harvey' Hautula
Reino Huttula
Frankie Johnson, left defense *
George Karabelnikoff, left wing *
Harold Schmidt, defense *
Bob Showel, goalie *
Louie Smith, defense *
Pat Thompson, center *
James 'Jimmy' Stewart, right wing *

* Block 'A' letter winners


The College team defeated Anchorage 4-1 and Fairbanks 2-1 to start the Fairbanks WinterCarnival series but were then swamped 11-0 by the team from Dawson, Canada.

Edgar 'Cy' Clausen
George Colette, goalie
Glen Franklin, goalie
Harko 'Harvey' Hautala
George Hento
Reino Huttula
George Karabelnikoff, right wing
Harry Mikami, defense
Roy Moyer
Al O'Shea
Gordon Picotte, left wing
Louie Smith, defense
James 'Jimmy' Stewart
Pat Thompson, center
Pack Wickstrom
Olavi 'Ole' Kukkola, manager
Patrick O'Neill, manager

1935-1936 University of Alaska

The first team from the newly renamed University of Alaska shocked the Canadian squadfrom Dawson 6-5 in overtime after trailing 5-2 in the opening game of the Fairbanks WinterCarnival. Hoehner tallied a hat trick and an assist, Pat Thompson scored the tying andwinning goals, and Picotte had a goal and an assist on the game winning goal. The teamlost a 3-2 rematch with Dawson and the championship two days later when the Canadiansrallied from a 2-0 first period deficit and scored the game winning goal with 35 secondsremaining. Picotte and Pat Thompson scored for the University.

Coach Alfred W. Bastress
Glenn Bowen, defense
Erwin Clahassey, goalie
Glen Franklin, goalie
Francis Harper
Arnold Hoehner, left wing
Reino Huttula
Al Malden
Harry Mikami, defense
George Karabelnikoff, defense
Gordon Picotte, center, team captain
Louie Smith
Dick Thompson
Pat Thompson, right wing


The University team lost the first local game of the season 1-0 to the Fairbanks townteam on February 28. It then lost two games in the Fairbanks Winter Carnival in mid-Marchby the same 1-0 score to both the Anchorage Aces and then Fairbanks.

Earlier in February Bowen, Harper, and Malden played for the Fairbanks Hockey team thatsplit four games in the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Sports Tournament. The Fairbanks team wonone of three games with Anchorage and also defeated Palmer.

Glen Franklin, Arne Hoehner, Wally Kuhn, Erwin Clahassey, Gordon Picotte, Pat Thompson,George Karabelnikoff, and Pat O'Neill were on a Polar Bear team made up of players fromFairbanks, the University and originally Dawson that barnstormed through the United Statesand Canada. Among their 22 games were two at the University of Minnesota where they lost2-1 and 4-3.

Coach Alfred W. Bastress
Sam Arness
Ernest Boulanger, defense
Glenn Bowen, center/wing
Harold Culver, defense
Francis Harper, wing
Karl Kaiser, wing
Dick Mahan, defense
Albert Malden, defense
Ray Mathews, center/wing
Ted Mathews, wing
Leo Mattson
Harry Mikami, center/wing
Charles Sundholm, goalie
Wilson Scott


The University swept a pair of games from the Anchorage Aces 6-2 and 4-2 in overtimeduring the Fairbanks Winter Carnival. George Karabelnikoff led the team with five goals inthe series. Wally Kuhn and Gordon Picotte each had a pair of goals and Ray Mathews scoredone. Karabelnikoff, Kuhn, and Picotte also played for the Fairbanks town team in a 10-5win over the Aces.

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The University and the Fairbanks town hockey teams then squared off on March 20 for the"championship of Alaska". Karabelnikoff scored twice and Picotte and Bowen onceeach but the Polar Bears could not completely overcome 4-1 and 5-3 deficits and lost a 5-4decision and the Carnival hockey cup to the Fairbanks team.

Coach Alfred W. Bastress
Glenn Bowen, forward
Harold Culver
Steve Johnson, spare goalie
Karl Johnston, goalie
Karl Kaiser, defense
George Karabelnikoff, forward
Wellington 'Wally' Kuhn, defense
Dick Mahan
Ray Mathews
Leo Matson
Milton O'Farrel
Gordon Picotte, center
Robert 'Bob' Rutledge


The Polar Bears tied the Anchorage Aces 1-1 and defeated the squad from Dawson 7-4before falling to the Aces 3-1 in the championship game of the Fairbanks Winter Carnival.Picotte, Anderson, and Bowen formed the team's first line with Rutledge, Mathews, andMahan on the second line. Anderson scored four goals, Picotte three and Bowen and Mahanone each during the Carnival series.

Coach Alfred W. Bastress
Phil Anderson, forward
Glenn Bowen, forward 1
Harold Culver
Wellington 'Wally' Kuhn, defense
Dick Mahan, forward
Ray Mathews, forward
Gordon 'Bullet' Picotte, forward
Robert Rutledge, forward
Charles Sundholm, goalie


The University team was extremely inexperienced with only Picotte and Rutledgereturning from the previous season and most of the newcomers had little previous hockeyexperience. The team lost a 3-1 practice game to the Fairbanks town team but thensurprised the Anchorage Aces in a 1-1 overtime tie in the first game of the FairbanksWinter Carnival. Gordon Picotte fed Bob Rutledge for a goal and the lead in the firstfive-minute overtime period but Buddy Minano tied the game for Anchorage during the secondovertime. The Polar Bears lost their final game the next day to the eventual championFairbanks Elks by a 7-0 score.

Brooks Drayton
Al Ehrensing
Don George, defense
Charles 'Bud' Jenne, center
Steve Johnson, goalie
Karl Kaiser, wing
Bob Kuhn, wing
Al Malden, defense
Jack Newcomb
Gordon Picotte, center, team captain
Bern Reak, goalie
Carroll Robinson, wing
Chet Rosenstien
Robert 'Bob' Rutledge, wing


The University and Fairbanks town teams combined as a single squad for a trip to playin the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous. Benedictus, George, Johnson, Parker, Paskvan, Picotte,and Robinson from the Polar Bears joined George Karabelnikoff, Pete Passe, and Don Thiesfrom the town team. The locals lost two games falling in the second by a 2-1 score inovertime. Tom Paskvan scored in the third period on a pass from Carroll Robinson to sendthe game into overtime, but the Isom Hillary picked off a bad pass in front of theFairbanks goal and scored for an Anchorage win.

The Polar Bears defeated the Fairbanks town team 5-1 in the opening game of theFairbanks Winter Carnival. Ray Benedictus had a hat trick while Carroll Robinson and DonGeorge each scored one goal. The University then lost a 3-0 decision to the fast-skatingAnchorage team. Stubborn defense and good goaltending kept the score at 1-0 until late inthe third period when the Aces scored two quick goals to put the game out reach.

Ray Benedictus, defense
Don George, defense
Charles 'Bud' Jenne
Steve Johnson, goalie
Jack Newcomb
Charles Parker
Thomas Paskvan, left wing
Gordon Picotte, center, team captain
Bern Reak
Carroll Robinson, right wing
Hank Ullrich




John Bagoy
Hal Johnson
John Nelson
Carroll Robinson
Owen Rye, goalie


no hockey teams due to World War II


No games are known to have been played during the season.

Jalmar Kerttula
Charles Parker
George Paul
Joseph Riendl
Pete Siciliano


The University team played its first games since the 1943 season in a league withEielson, Fairbanks, and Ladd but finished without any wins in league play. Charlie Parkerand Joe Riendl were the team's leading scorers. Parker, Benedictus, and Rye all returnedto action for the university team after service in the military during World War II.

Ray Benedictus, defense/wing/goalie
Al Bruck, defense/wing
Frank Hoggan, center
Carl 'Jake' Jacobsen, goalie
Donald 'Red' Morris, defense
Charlie Parker, right wing
George Paul, wing
Merritt Peterson, wing
Joe Riendl, left wing, team captain
William Robinson, goalie
Owen Rye, right defense/goalie
Pete Siciliano, defense
Dave Sivyer
Herbert Smuk, defense
Phil Stern, defense


The Polar Bears beat Delta 11-2 for their first league victory in a game in which 1949University of Alaska Outstanding Athlete Donn Huber scored five goals. They also defeatedtheir archrivals from Ladd Field late in the season by a 4-1 margin. Huber, Bruck andRingstad were the team's high scorers during the season.

Alfred Bruck, wing *
Jim Canfield, defense *
Carl Durkee, defense *
Frank Hoggan, center *
Richard 'Dick' Holdren, wing *
Donn Huber, wing *
Carl 'Jake' Jacobsen, goalie *
Jefferson Jeffers, wing
John McCall, defense *
Merritt Mitchell, wing
Johnny Mizar, wing *
Donald 'Red' Morris, defense *
Mark Ringstad, center *
Owen Rye, defense *
Roger Van House, defense *

* received Major 'A' Letters


The Polar Bears played a limited schedule finishing with a 1-4 record for the season.The team's only victory was a 4-2 win over the Ladd Flyers during the Winter Carnival.

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Coach Jim Welsch
R. L. Benedictus
Alfred Bruck
Jim Canfield
William Delagren, goalie
Peter Galli
Robert Gibbs
Richard 'Dick' Haley
Jesse Hatch
Frank Hoggan
Donn Huber
Carl 'Jake' Jacobsen, goalie
James King
Robert 'Bob' Sewell
Roger Van House
Jim Watt


Problems with the ice rink prevented games or even practice on campus for the entireseason. The team lost twice to the Eielson Outlaws and then all three games it played inthe Paul Greimann Trophy Tournament against Eielson and the Fairbanks Eagles.

Coach Urick
Bob 'Curly' Brooks
Mark 'Chris' Christensen
Frank Hoggan
Dick Holdren
Donn Huber
Bill Irving
James King
remainder of team currently unidentified


Coach Leonard Brumm, who played on the 1948 NCAA ice hockey champions from theUniversity of Michigan, injected new life into the hockey program rebuilding the rinkwhich was soon called Brumm's Glacier and starting the hockey season much earlier thanusual in the fall semester. The team, which sometimes skated as the University All-Starswith Brumm playing at defenseman, improved rapidly during the season and was able todefeat Eielson, Ladd, and finally the defending All-Alaska champion Fairbanks Eagles team.Brumm, Christensen, Ferko and Stephl then joined together with the Eagles team to ventureto Anchorage for the Fur Rendezvous where they won the All-Alaska Hockey Tournament andthe state championship.

Coach Leonard W. Brumm, Jr.
Jerry Adams #
Bill Atwood *
Albert 'Frenchy' Belon, center
Bob 'Curly' Brooks, defense
Mark 'Chris' Christensen, goalie *
Bob Ferko, wing *
Tom Frazier, wing
Steve Harcharick, defense
Frank Hoggan, wing
Ralph Hosley #
Donn Huber, center
Bill Irving, defense
Ken Husby, wing
John Nickles, right wing *
Carl 'Buddy' Roberts, wing *
Jack Stephl, defense *
Don Wilber, goalie *

* received Major 'A' letters
# received Minor 'A' letters


The hockey team suffered a major set back with the resignation of Coach Leonard Brummfrom the university at the end of January 1953. Bob Ferko assumed the role of coach aswell as team captain for the remainder of the season.

Jerry Adams
Mark 'Chris' Christensen, goalie
Wesley Eckert
Bob Ferko, player/coach
Paul Garceau
Frank Hoggan
Jim Moore
John Nickles
George Schaller
Jack Stephl
Arne Sundt
Don Wilber
Dick Zagars


Coach Gilhooley
Bob Ferko
Paul Garceau
Frank Hoggan
Jim Moore
John Nichols
Ace Parker, goalie
George Schaller
Pete Schust
Walt Stevens
Don Wilber
Roger Winkler


The Polar Bears played local military teams from Ladd and Eielson Air Force Bases earlyin the season with the Fairbanks team not making their debut until early March when theydefeated the university team by a 5-2 score. The Polar Bears played in the FairbanksWinter Carnival hockey tournament later in the month but were eliminated by 8-4 losses toFairbanks and 4-3 to the Eielson Outlaws. The Polar Bears had defeated Eielson 7-6 in anearlier meeting in February when Don Wilbur netted a hat trick with two goals in the thirdperiod and Mike Chamberlain scored with just 20 seconds remaining in the game.

Coach Mark Christensen
Joe Bando, defense
Ken Carson
Mike Chamberlain
Bob Ferko
Paul Garceau, right wing
Jack Garrison, goalie
Larry Irving
Bob Kirkpatrick
Delmar Orren
Carl 'Buddy' Roberts, defense
George Schaller, left wing
Jack Stephl
Don Wilbur, center
Roger Winkler, center


Al Baldwin, left wing
Joe Bando, defense
Gene Dinkel
Bob Ferko, center
Dave Fischer, defense
Jack Garrison, goalie
Larry Irving
John Knutsen, center
Brian Larman, right wing
Curtis McDonald, defense
Jack Scoby, goalie
Jim Sears, defense
Roger Winkler, left wing, player-coach
Jack Yarnot, defense


The Nanooks were swept in two games by Anchorage military teams in the Fairbanks WinterCarnival losing to Fort Richardson 7-2 and then 6-3 to Elmendorf Air Force Base.

Coach Ken Smith
Joe Baldwin
Joe Bando
Ed Brandon, right wing
Gene Horning, goalie
Lee Karabelnikoff, center
Chuck Kennedy
Brian Larman, left wing
Roald Magnusson
Don Malone
Jack Scoby, goalie
Roger Winkler


Coach Bill Borland
Gene Armstrong
Joe Armstrong
Joe Baldwin
Ed Brandon, right wing
Dominick Dalatri
Mark Fryer
Lee Karabelnikoff, team captain
Ken Kareen
Brian Larman
Joe Neubauer
Ken Ross
Stewart Samson, goalie
Jack Scoby, goalie
Roger Winkler


no hockey teams


The Polar Bears finished 14-2-0 winning every game against local competition beforelosing 8-2 to the Anchorage Merchants in the championship game of the Blefgen MemorialHockey Tournament. The team finished the season strongly with 7-3 and 5-4 wins against theDawson All Stars during the Fairbanks Winter Carnival in late March. Al Norrington scoredtwice in the third period of the final game completing a hat trick when he tallied thegame winning goal with just 45 seconds left on the clock.

Coach Bill Dalatri
Ed Armstrong, team captain
Glen Armstrong
Larry Bidlake, defense
Ed Brandon
Jim Brown
Ken Gain
Mike Gordon
Gary Hadfield
Frank Hill
Ron Hoffman
Ken Kareen, assistant captain
Terry McLean
Jon Neubauer
Al Norrington, left wing/center, won outstanding player award
George Tibbetts
Clarence Vickaryous
Karl (Ray) Woodruff, goalie


The first ever University of Alaska team referred to as the Nanooks finished the season10-1-1 and were state champions after winning both the Alaska U.S. Amateur HockeyAssociation tournament in Anchorage and the Blefgen Memorial Tournament in Fairbanks.

The Nanooks defeated the Ft. Wainwright Rangers 7-2 in a game played in Fairbanks toopen the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association state tournament, then crushed the SusitnaEskimos by a 19-2 score, smashed the Elmendorf Rockets 14-4, tied the Anchorage Merchants2-2, and beat the Hohn Plumbers 5-3 to earn a spot in the championship game. Theuniversity team then scorched the Anchorage Merchants with four goals in the third periodfor an 8-2 victory. Harry Briggs, president of the Alaska Hockey Association, said theNanooks were "the strongest university team seen in Anchorage in many seasons"while university athletic director Fred Boyle called the team "by far the mostsuccessful and strongest seen here in many years."

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In the Blefgen Memorial Tournament the Nanooks blasted Ft. Wainwright, 20-4, and thenedged the Elmendorf Rockets by a 6-5 score in the first two games. The Rockets then upsetthe Nanooks 5-3 to force a final playoff game the next day. Terry McLean picked up a hattrick on an insurance goal midway through the third period of the championship game for a6-4 win to complete the season.

Coach Bill Dalatri
Coach Roger Winkler (during Dalatri's absence in February)
Ed Armstrong, center, co-captain, most inspirational and most valuable player
Glen Armstrong, left wing
Nathan Bagley, goalie
Larry Bidlake, defense
Ed Brandon, right wing
Jim Erickson
Gary Hadfield
Frank Hill, defense
Sigfried Jokiel
Lee Karabelnikoff, right wing
Terry McLean
Gordon Morris
Al Norrington, left wing/defense, co-captain
August Schaefer, goalie
George Tibbetts
Dave Tillman
Bill Rodenberg, manager


The University of Alaska hockey team defended their state championship by winning theU.S. Amateur Hockey Association tournament in Fairbanks as well as tournaments at theDawson City Ice Carnival and Fairbanks Winter Carnival.

The Nanooks swept three games at the Dawson City Ice Carnival earning a 3-1 wn over theDawson City All-Stars and then defeating the Mayo All-Stars by a 13-3 score. A hard foughtrematch with the Dawson City team and the championship went to the Nanooks by a 7-5 marginwhen Sig Jokiel buried a rebound to break a 5-5 tie with less than two minutes remainingin the game.

The U.S. Amateur Hockey Association state tournament was cancelled once and thendelayed. The Nanooks defeated the Fairbanks Hockey Club 15-1 and the Ft. WainwrightRangers by a 13-7 score in early March before the tournament was called off on account ofrain. The tournament was restarted in late March with the Nanooks again beating Ft.Wainwright 15-7 and then the Elmendorf Rockets by a 7-0 score. After weather forcedpostponement of two games until early April, the Nanooks finally clinched the championshipwith a 16-2 win over Fairbanks.

Coach Bill Dalatri
Bill Armstrong, goalie
Ed Armstrong, team captain
Burle Beard
Dave Bouker
Dave Carter, goalie
Jim Erickson
Gary Hadfield
Bernie Jokiel
Sigfried Jokiel
Terry McLean
Gordon Morris
George Tibbets
Rocky Wilson
Doug Reger, manager


The Nanooks chief competition during the 1963-1964 season was the Ft. WainwrightRangers. They lost to the local army team in their first game at the U.S. Amateur HockeyAssociation Alaska State Championship in Anchorage 5-4 in two overtimes and sudden deathand finished second after splitting four games. The Nanooks beat the Elmendorf Rockets11-3 and the tournament favorite Hohn Plumbers 8-4 to reach the championship game. In arematch with Ft. Wainwright the team rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to tie the score2-2 after two periods but tired in the third period and lost by a 5-2 score.

A road trip to Anchorage in January resulted in three wins in four games. Thefourteen-man university team opened the road trip with a 5-1 loss to the Hohn Plumbers.They then defeated the Susitna Eskimos 11-5, the Elmendorf Rockets 3-2, and the AnchorageMerchants 9-6.

The Nanooks lost two close games on a road trip to Whitehorse but won all three at theDawson Ice Carnival to bring home the championship trophy for the second consecutive year.

Home games were played at the new rink near the Patty Building.

Coach Larry Bidlake
Bill Armstrong, defense/goalie
Ed Armstrong, center, team captain, most outstanding player for third consecutive season
Glen Armstrong, left wing
Bob Balster, right wing, most sportsmanlike player
Burle Beard, defense
Dave Carter, goalie
Jim Erickson, defense, outstanding student athlete
Gary Hatfield
Mike Harper, left wing
Sigfried Jokiel, defense
Terry McLean, center, alternate captain
Gordon Morris
Jon Neubauer, defense
Benny Sheardown, right wing
George Tibbets, left wing
Rocky Wilson, defense
Bill Reid, manager
Wayne Tanner, manager

The following players may have played with the team before final cuts were made priorto the first road trip to Anchorage:

Curt Clausin
Fred Heplinger
Chuck Maget


No games were played on campus during the season due to weather that was either toocold or too warm. The Nanooks defeated the defending state champions from Ft. Wainwrightin five consecutive games and also made their first trip outside for competition since the1930's. Lack of practice showed as the team lost its first four games of the season 12-2and 9-3 at the University of Calgary on January 25 and 26 and then 16-3 and 13-2 at theUniversity of British Columbia on January 28 and 30. The team from British Columbiafeatured four players from the 1964 Canadian Olympic team including Gary Dineen, whotallied a hat trick in the second game against the Nanooks.

Coach Jack Peterson
Ed Armstrong, team captain
Glen Armstrong
Norm Auger
Bob Balster
Dave Carter, goalie
Jim Erickson, defense, most sportsmanlike player
Sig Jokiel, defense
Ken Kane
Gordon Morris, defense
Al Norrington
Benny Sheardown, most valuable player
Vince Taylor


The Nanooks once again played no home games during the season. They made a trip toAnchorage for the Fur Rendezvous State Hockey Tournament where they won one of four games.The Nanooks lost to the Anchorage Blades 11-7 and Hohn Plumbers 10-5 to start thetournament then crushed the Elmendorf Rockets 19-5 as Ed Armstrong scored eight goals andadded six assists while his brother, Glen, scored four goals. In their final tournamentgame the Nanooks nearly rallied from a 6-0 deficit against the Anchorage Blades beforelosing by a final score of 6-5. The team also made a road trip to Whitehorse where theylost all three games to finish the season with a 1-6 record.

Ed Armstrong
Glen Armstrong *
Norman Auger *
Robert Balster *
Dave Carter *
Ken Colette *
Murray Howk *
Leo Kerin *
Benny Sheardown, player/coach *
Richard Tarkiainen *
Rocky Wilson *
Marty Scharf, manager

* Awarded varsity letter


There was apparently some danger of hockey being dropped as a varsity sport after twoyears without any home games but the team played on finishing third in the Anchorage FurRendezvous tournament losing their opener 5-0 to the Sand & Gravel Grizzlies,defeating Ft. Wainwright 13-7, and then dropping an 8-2 decision to the Anchorage Blades.

Chris Anderson, goalie
Bill Armstrong, goalie/defense
Glen Armstrong, left wing
Bob Balster, center
Frank Hill, defense
Pete Hill, center
Russ Knapp
Grant Lardy
Marshall Morrisette
Jim Perry, right wing
Dave Shaffter
Rich Tarkiainen
Jerry Taylor
Rocky Wilson, defense

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Bill Armstrong
Glen Armstrong
Wayne Courture
Steve Depure
Dave Gaddis
Russ Knapp
Jim Mackin
Mike Newton
Jim Perry, player/coach, right wing
Jim Roddick
Showalter Smith


The Nanooks lost 9-5 to Alaska Methodist University in the first ever intercollegiategame played in Fairbanks.

Wayne Courture, goalie
Bob Gaddis
Dave Gaddis
Doug Grahm
Fred Heflinger
Ken Jones
Russ Knapp
Jim Mackin
Toni Newton
Jim Perry, player/coach and team captain
Jim Roddick
Ben Sheardown
Showalter Smith
Rich Tarkiainen
Ben Taylor


The Nanooks finished 4-7-1 in their first season in the Beluga inflatable domeconstructed for $50,000 the previous year. They earned their first ever win against AlaskaMethodist University by a score of 9-6 on January 24 but lost the rematch with Vikings13-5 on January 25.

The Nanooks played Gustavus Adolphus College in a home series on January 31 andFebruary 1. The Gusties, who were ranked #4 in the National Association of IntercollegiateAthletics (NAIA) hockey ratings at the time and finished the season with a 21-2 record,skated to 11-2 and 11-3 victories.

The university team then made a road trip to Whitehorse in early February where theylost 9-6 to the Whitehorse Merchants, tied the Whitehorse Huskies 9-9, and lost 6-3 to theAll-Star team that represented the Yukon Territories in the Arctic Winter Games.

After splitting a series with the Alaska Intermediate All-Stars, losing 7-6 and winning8-7, the Nanooks finished second in the Alaska State Hockey Championships in Anchoragewith a 2-1 record. The team beat the First National Bank Blades 8-6 and the Hohn Plumbers6-3 before losing the championship game to Alaska Methodist University by a 14-5 score.

Coach Fred Stevenson, played against non-intercollegiate foes
Bill Armstrong, goalie
Henry Cole
Wayne Couture, goalie
Steve Drapeau
Bob Gaddis, right wing
Dave Gaddis, defense
Fred Heflinger, defense
Brad Holifield, goalie
Tom Hillis, center
Ken Jones, defense
Danny Lange
Glenn Nesbitt, left wing
Bert Perry, center
Jim Perry, defense, team captain
Jim Roddick, center/right wing
Ken Roy, left wing
Benny Sheardown, left wing
Tim Strand
Rich Tarkianen, defense


The 1970-1971 team played in the Anchorage City League and finished the season with a13-14-1 record after three consecutive losses at the Alaska state championship tournamentto end their season. The Nanooks did beat Alaska Methodist University 5-4 early in theseason and swept a home series from Gonzaga University by 6-4 and 7-5 margins.

Glen Armstrong
James Brady, defense
Henry Cole
Wayne Courture
Steve Drapeau
Bob Gaddis, left wing
Dave Gaddis
Hunter Grimes
Tom Hillis
Dan Lang, right wing
Bill McDougall, goalie
Fred Olson, goalie
Shaen Patience, defense
Jim Perry
Dan Sheardown
Fred Stevenson
Jerry Winchester, defense


Coach Gary Weitz
Glenn Armstrong, defense
Alan Baer
Bruce Clemson, wing
Wayne Couture
Bob Gaddis, wing
Dave Gaddis, defense
Mike Gavin
Fred Heflinger, defense
Tom Hillis, wing
Brad Holifield, goalie
Richard Mannesto, wing
Bill McDougall, goalie
Myron Naneng
Shaen Patience, defense
Al Pollock, center
John Roberts
Ken Roy
Ben Sheardown, center
Mark Smith


Gubert Angaiak
Phil Blaker
Bruce Clemson
Dave Crowley
Al Curtis
Jim Dore
Tom Downes
Bob Gaddis
Dave Gaddis
Fred Heflinger
Larry Long
Myron Naneng
Jeff O'Bryant
Shaen Patience
Scott Sexson
Matt Stephl
Bob Toombs
Mike Young


The Nanooks split a series with the University of Alaska Anchorage Sourdoughs winning8-5 and losing 6-4 on January 22 and 23. Tom Hillis scored three goals and Bob Gaddisnotched a pair of goals in the series. The team also made a road trip to Vancouver toclose out the season with games against British Columbia Hockey League Junior 'A' teams.The Nanooks lost to the Richmond Sockeyes 7-1 and to the Coquitlam Comets 4-1 on March 4and 5.

Bob Gaddis, player-coach
Bruce Clemson
Dave Crowley
Al Curtis, goalie
Jim Dorr, assistant captain
Tom Downes
Dave Gaddis, team captain
Fred Heflinger
Tom Hillis
Dave Klingbeil
Vic Lemaire, goalie
Larry Long
Jeff O'Bryant, goalie
Shane Patience
Scotty Sexson
Matt Stephl
Bob 'Boom Boom' Toombs
Mike Young


The varsity hockey team voted November 8 to cancel its season due to lack of scheduledgames and budget problems. The team's only game was a fundraiser against Wickersham Hall.


Hockey returned on a club basis during the 1975-1976 season with the team playing inthe Fairbanks Recreational Hockey League. The University provided limited financialassistance including league dues and some equipment and allowed free use of the Belugarink for locally played games.

teams require additional research


Coach Tim Homan
Assistant Coach Matt Stephl
Louis Bassler
Jeff Belluomini, forward
Dan Boots, defense
John Burns, center
Gar Carouthers, goalie
Mark Carouthers
Brian Castle, goalie
Mike Chilchuly, defense
Randy Crawley
Tom Crawley, defense
Bruce Freifield
Steve Garvey, defense
Jim Grotha
Paul Hickel
Sandy Imlach, defense
Gordon Johnson, defense
Joe Klotz, goalie
Mickey Leach, defense
Paul Lugen
Kevin Parks
Scott Roselius, forward
Chris Stephl
Lenny Zaiser

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Is uaf D1 hockey? ›

The Alaska Nanooks men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Nanooks are an Independent.

Is Fairbanks a d1 in Alaska? ›

The Alaska Nanooks athletic program is a multidivisional member of the NCAA, with 10 teams competing at the Division I and Division II levels, including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country running, men's and women's Nordic skiing, coed rifle, women's volleyball, women's swimming, and men's ice ...

Does fairbanks have a hockey team? ›

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Midwest Division.

Is Alaska good at hockey? ›


Only three states in the entire country have a smaller population than Alaska, so their accomplishments in hockey are actually quite remarkable. The best Alaskan hockey players come from Anchorage, the most populous city.

Why doesn't Alaska have an NHL team? ›

The owners cited the struggling Alaskan economy, and sagging ticket sales among the reasons for the club's financial downfall.

Is there a d1 school in Alaska? ›

Alaska is the only state without a Division 1 school.

What is the University of Alaska Fairbanks known for? ›

UAF gets it done

UAF is the only national university in Alaska, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2022 rankings. In fact, Times Higher Education ranked UAF a top 10 U.S. school for quality education in their 2022 impact rankings, and among the world's best small universities in 2021.

Is the University of Alaska Fairbanks a good school? ›

University of Alaska--Fairbanks' 2022-2023 Rankings

University of Alaska--Fairbanks is ranked #331-440 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Does Alaska have any NCAA teams? ›

The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves are the 13 varsity athletic teams that represent the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), in Anchorage, Alaska, United States, in NCAA intercollegiate sports.
Alaska Anchorage Seawolves
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What league are the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in? ›

North American Hockey League Team Stats NAHL 2022-23 Regular Season | Fairbanks Ice Dogs.

What conference is Alaska Fairbanks hockey in? ›

UAF Hockey continues to piece together 2021-22 independent schedule. FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - When the Minnesota State Mavericks fell in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey Championship Frozen Four on April 8, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association as we know it was over.

What state is best at hockey? ›

Producing the largest amount of American-born National Hockey League talent has long been part of the lore of Minnesota hockey. Minnesota has produced nearly 60 more NHL players than the next closest state, Massachusetts, and nearly 100 more than the third place state of Michigan.

What state is known for hockey? ›

Ice hockey is traditionally popular in Massachusetts (and New England in general), Michigan, New York (especially Upstate New York) and Minnesota within the United States. Minnesota is known as the hockey capital of the US.

Which states like hockey the most? ›

Hockey's Heartland, State by State
RankStatePlayers per 10,000 pop
4North Dakota70.9
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How many NHL teams are in Alaska? ›

Alaska finally has an NHL team: It's the Seattle Kraken.

What happened to the Alaska Aces? ›

The Aces will play out their final conference in the ongoing 2021-22 PBA Governors' Cup, team governor Richard Bachmann said on Wednesday. One of the league's most domineering franchises, Alaska won 14 titles including Grand Slam in 1996 just 10 years after it joined the PBA in 1986.

Is Mystery Alaska a real town? ›

Mystery, Alaska is another fictional town of Alaska. Created for the title film Mystery Alaska. Most of the filming for Mystery Alaska was done in Canmore, Alberta, and the surrounding area including Banff.

What is the largest University in Alaska? ›

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest university in the state, with approximately 15,000 full- and part-time students across all of its campuses.

What state has most D1 schools? ›

California boasts the most Division I basketball teams of any state in America with 26, growing one larger this season with UC San Diego making the jump up Division II.

How many power 5 schools are there? ›

Ranking all 69 Power 5 schools by college sports value - Sports Illustrated.

What is the CHF hockey? ›

As the governing body of more than 120 collegiate club hockey programs, the Collegiate Hockey Federation (CHF) mission is to provide for and enable collegiate student-athletes ' best club hockey experience in the United States.

Does Fairfield u have a hockey team? ›

Under the supervision of the Fairfield University Department of Recreation, the Men's Ice Hockey Club competes in the Empire Collegiate Hockey Conference and the College Hockey Federation (CHF).

What is the ORHL? ›

The ORHL is the largest Independent Hockey League in Ontario with over 40 league teams from Novice t. Page · Sports league.

What division is CHF? ›

The conference plays in Division 2 of the Collegiate Hockey Federation (CHF). The member clubs of College Hockey South are member universities of several different conferences in NCAA athletics. On February 11, 2022, the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference rebranded as College Hockey South.

Where does Georgia Tech hockey? ›

Georgia Tech Hockey is at Atlanta Ice House.

Rink Address: 2600 Prado Ln.

Does University of South Carolina have a hockey team? ›

University Of South Carolina, Columbia Gamecocks is located in Columbia, SC and the Ice Hockey program competes in the Club Schools conference. University Of South Carolina, Columbia Gamecocks does offer athletic scholarships for Ice Hockey.

What sport is Fairfield University known for? ›

Field hockey

The Stags play their home games at University Field on the campus of Fairfield University. The team competed in the 1981 NCAA Division III EAIAW Regional Playoffs and the 2001 NCAA Women's Field Hockey Championship.

Is Fairfield University d1? ›

At Fairfield, our goals for the future include raising our stature as a Division 1A Athletics university, and we need you to reach that goal.

Does Fairfield have Greek life? ›

Fairfield University does not have fraternities or sororities. Fairfield University has a thriving Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA). In fact, more students participate in Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA) than any other on-campus activity.

Is ORHL sanctioned? ›

The ORHL is a local hockey league which Hockey Canada defines as an non-sanctioned league meaning it operates outside of the auspices of both Hockey Canada. We believe that it is important to educate our participants and the public about these non-sanctioned organizations and leagues.

How many kids are on a hockey team rep? ›

Rep (Representative) hockey is the highest calibre of hockey available in any given association. Rep teams typically have 11 to 15 players who represent the more skilled and talented players in their age group.

Where do the Oxford warlords play? ›

Looking for a few more U13, and U18 players. Still looking to play competitive REP Hockey that's focused on development? Join the Warlords where the results speak for themselves. We play out of Thamesford in Oxford County and are consistently one of the top teams in Independent Hockey.


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