I wanted to announce that Mike Ashley has stepped down from the position as ASHA’s SafeSport Coordinator. I first want to extend my personal thanks to Mike for all of the time and energy he put into the position for the past few years. It has been a pleasure working with Mike. He embraced the position and took it seriously from the start.
On behalf of the Board and Alaska State Hockey, Mike's continued wisdom and experience has been invaluable to Alaska Hockey, and we all thank him. My hope is Mike will continue to be that valuable resource moving forward and that he will continue to help with our Hall of Fame Committee.
Second, I would like to announce that Andrew Good will be stepping up again to serve as our SafeSport Coordinator. He will update the Web Site with his email and contact information. Look for to seeing you all next weekend and hoping your summers are full and fun!
Darryl L Thompson, Esq.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) this week spoke on the Senate floor in recognition of Carlos Gomez, a relentless advocate for disadvantaged youth hockey programs in Alaska and President of the Scotty Gomez Foundation. Carlos was honored as part of Senator Sullivan’s “Alaskan of the Week” series.
TRIBUTE TO CARLOS GOMEZ
Mr. President, one of the things I enjoy doing in my duties in the Senate is to come down each week to recognize somebody special in my State--somebody who has made a difference for their community, somebody who might not get the attention that people get in the press or in other areas but someone who has really made an impact. I like to call that person our Alaskan of the Week.
Right now what has been happening in Alaska is a very special time. Our State, in many ways, is shrouded with myth and mystique. We certainly have, I believe, the most beautiful State in the country. There is a lot of excitement that happens, a lot of special things. Just last week, we had 60 mushers who were being pulled by dog teams, dozens of dogs--these great athletes, as we call them--nearly 1,000 miles through some of the harshest landscapes and some of the harshest climates. We just finished the Iditarod, the last great race. We want to encourage people watching on TV and people in the Galleries to come on up to Alaska. You will love it. It will be the trip of a lifetime. Come see the Iditarod next year, the last great race. We just finished that.
News from ASHA Goaltender Coordinators
Steve Thompson and Wylie Rogers flew to Juneau Wednesday January 24th to conduct a coaches symposium for the hockey community. This symposium was designed to empower non-goalie coaches to learn the position and better help their goaltenders development every day in practice.
A photo was taken in front of the Mendenhall glacier with some of the participating goalies, along with Steve and Wylie. USA Hockey wants to get pictures of the GDCs with some of their students that is unique to their affiliate for the USA Hockey Magazine.
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Section 3.4 Credentials Book has been updated.