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ASHA thanks Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz​​​​​​
August 31, 2020
The Alaska State Hockey Association (ASHA), an affiliate of USA Hockey would like to thank Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz on his leadership and prioritization to youth hockey within the Municipality of Anchorage.  Through the challenges of the public health crisis, and divisiveness of homelessness and an inadequate behavioral health system, Mayor Berkowitz and his team have maneuvered through many challenges to ensure the Harry McDonald Ice Arena, Ben Boeke Ice Arena and the Dempsey Anderson Ice Arena are available for the start of the youth ice hockey season.
“I want to personally thank Mayor Berkowitz for his leadership on this issue.  ASHA stands committed to assist the community with their homelessness issues, and appreciates the Municipality creating adequate space to begin our youth hockey season,” stated Darryl Thompson, ASHA President.
“Anchorage is a hockey community, and it was imperative its youth see some normalcy in physical activity and mental wellness this fall.  We fully understand there is no normal at present time, but appreciate Mayor Berkowitz listening, planning, and executing a reasonable path forward for all parties,” said Kris Knauss, USA Hockey Director.

Alaska State Hockey Association support UAA Hockey!

"Our ASHA Board unanimously passed a resolution on Saturday, August 29, 2020 in full support of the retention the UAA hockey program and opposition to cutting the program for the reasons stated herein, and also because of our board’s strongly held conviction that your programs, and your players have had, and will continue to have a tangible and intangible positive influence on the strength and character of Alaska for years to come if only given the continued opportunity to do so."

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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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