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Tier 1 Coaching Application

2021/2022 Season

Due by March 22, 2021

Youth Tier 1 hockey within the State of Alaska falls under the direction of the Alaska State Hockey Association – Team Alaska. Coaching applications are now being accepted for 18U Tier 1, 16U Tier 1, 15O Tier 1 (2006 birth year only) and 14U Tier 1. If you are interested in being the Head Coach at one of these levels, please review the following pdf and submit your application to those listed. Applications are due by March 22, 2021.

Starting Friday, February 12, 2021

Anchorage COVID 19 Testing will be:

Tuesday’s 4:00 pm -6-00 pm
Ben Boeke


Testing will be inside the venue, please enter on west side of building

534 East 16th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

 Friday’s 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
 O’Malley Sports Center Parking Lot
 Now known as
 Royal Business System Ice Center 
Testing will be inside the venue.

 11051 O’Malley Center Drive
 Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Also, testing is free for all youth AND adults! 

Dear Anchorage Based Hockey teams, players, and officials:
As many of you may know by now, the Mayor issued Emergency order 18 on Thursday, January 28, 2021.  In it, the municipality has now allowed resumption of indoor competition for hockey.  However, EO-18 has placed certain restrictions for any indoor competition of ice hockey:
(1)  At this time, until further order, no teams from outside of the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) may compete in any indoor hockey competitions; and
(2)  All players (and officials) must be tested for COVID 19 as a condition of participating in any indoor ice hockey competition.
The mandated testing protocol set out in EO-18 indicated that all players (and officials) must have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of competition.  However, on must February 2, 2021, many from ASHA met with the MOA team responsible for the management of the MOA's Emergency Orders.  We certainly did specifically ask that they remove the testing requirement completely, but they declined to entertain that request.  What was discussed was the EO-18 testing protocols and the logistical difficulties presented to each of you in trying to abide by them and have any level of consistent play indoors.  An alternative to the 72 hours PCR testing has emerged.  Now, in place is a twice a week antigen (rapid) testing project.
Joey Merrick has taken point on this project, and thankfully he has successfully partnered with Capstone to provide convenient antigen (rapid) testing at no cost to the players or officials.  
Capstone will have a mobile unit on location at the parking lot of the Mac Center in Eagle River and the parking lot of the Ben Boeke in Anchorage:
Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center Parking Lot
13701 Harry McDonald Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577
Days of Week: Mondays and Thursdays
Times: 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Ben Boeke Indoor Ice Arenas Parking Lot
534 E 16th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Days of the Week: Tuesdays and Fridays
Times:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Players, Coaches and Officials are encouraged to show up at the nearest locations to you, however, if you cannot get tested at location nearest to you, those in Anchorage can get tested at the Eagle River testing location, and those in Eagle River can get tested the Anchorage testing location.
Capstone has also provided the following location for testing if you cannot be tested at the MAC or Ben Boeke parking area (this is only if you miss your scheduled time and should not be the norm). 
Calista Court Testing Location
301 Calista court off of Dimond in anchorage
Monday through Friday 
10am to 5pm
For any players who live in the Valley but participate on an Anchorage based teams, Capstone has the following location(s) available for compliance with the twice weekly antigen testing mandated by EO-18
Capstone Clinic Palmer
12039 E Maple Springs Way Suite A
Palmer, AK 99645
Monday through Friday 
10am to 4pm
Capstone will have an app available for download at
Through this app, one can sign into the testing and receive your test results in an hour or so. 
When you register, log in to your account and at the top of the dashboard, select ‘add organization’.   In the drop down box, type the first few letters of your club and add the team as your organization. 
Your manager will automatically have access to test results to ensure all players are in compliance.   
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Joey Merrick at 907-301-4707. 
ASHA President
Darryl L. Thompson, Esq.







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USA Hockey Names Hockey Club Fairbanks Model Association



The youth hockey club becomes the first Model Association in Alaska


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Hockey Club Fairbanks has earned designation as a USA Hockey Model Association, becoming the first Model Association from Alaska and increasing the total number nationwide to 25.

With the designation, Hockey Club Fairbanks has committed to fully implement programming dedicated to age-appropriate, age-specific skill development in accordance with USA Hockey's American Development Model throughout the 8-and-Under, 10-and-Under and 12-and-Under age classifications.

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