Dear Alaskan Hockey Enthusiast,
As most of you know, back in April 2012, one of the rink owners, Sig Jokiel, was severely injured in a skiing accident. Some of you have followed Sig’s progress over the last year and a half, and despite good news from time-to-time, he hasn't had access to an essential piece of rehabilitation equipment for more than a year.
I have become involved with a group, spearheaded by members of the 49er Hockey Club, that is dedicated to bringing an RT 600 Standing Stepper to Anchorage. For more information on the RT 600 go tohttp://www.restorative-therapies.com/rt600.
We are asking you – no; challenging you – to read the attachments and take action now. Several have already donated $1,000 each to generate the necessary seed money and now we are asking for you, the members of the Anchorage Hockey Community, to help us raise the rest!
Other groups will be asked to contribute but it’s a privilege for our club to be challenged to help shoulder the load, and get it done.
If it’s in your nature to drag your feet and wait for someone else – this is not the time.
The link referenced in the attachment is included here for your convenience. If it doesn't work, just type in into the address bar at the top of your internet access page.
Thanks in advance on behalf of the RT 600 Stepper Committee,
Subway Sports Centre
AT&T Sports Pavilion
Gomez Rams 3, AHA Comets (Nibert) 2
Moose 2, AHA Ice Hogs (Wood) 1
Pee Wee C
AHA Comets (Garroutte) 3, Moose (Lindall) 2
Pee Wee D
Copper River Revenge 2, AHA Wolverines (Carroll) 1
Moose 1, AHA Comets (Thaggard) 1
Moose win shootout 3-1
Delta Huskies 4, Fairbanks Knights 0
U16 Midget C
AHA Comets (Morgan) 6, Mustangs 1
U18 Midget C
AHA Comets 4, Fairbanks Knights 2
THANK YOU TO ALL TEAMS FOR PARTICIPATING!
Alaska Hockey Camps (one week summer 2014) ~ Thomas Warren (Delta)
Turkey Shootout Lamp ~ Joseph O'Brien (Anchorage)
Hockey Stick Coat Rack ~ Paige Korynta (Anchorage)
Play It Again Sports Gift Card ~ Peter Symmes (Chugiak)
Play It Again Sports Gift Card ~ Finlay Martin (Anchorage)
Phoenix Coyotes NHL Jersey ~ Alyssa Foldin (Chugiak)
Calgary Hitmen WHL Jersey ~ Brady Walden (Anchorage)
Prizes may be picked up in the AHA office during office hours
Applications are available for the 15th Annual Presidents' Day Invitational. The tourney will be held over two weekends.
February 7-9, 2014
Mite - Red
Mite - White
Pee Wee D
February 14-17, 2014
Pee Wee C
Registration deadline is Friday, December 6th at 5:00 PM.
AHA has partnered with Travelling Teams in locating discount hotel rates for out of town teams. To lock-in discounted rates, please click on the link below.
Week 1 (Feb 7-9) Discount Hotel Rates
Week 2 (Feb 14-17) Discount Hotel Rates
For more information, please contact the AHA office at 272-7825.
Little Dipper Program Schedules
New – Now Available in the AHA Office
AHA Logo Lapel Pins
Only $3.00 each
Show your AHA pride!
AHA Lapel Pins
AHA Recreational Program Director
AHA Vice-President for North Stars
HELPING EVERY KID PLAY
THE GREATEST GAME ON THE ICE!
It's about kids.
It's about teaching:
Character, Teamwork, Skills and FUN!
Our program depends on volunteers like you. Please Volunteer!
Please contact Gwen Welch – Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer Coordinator - Board Member At Large
The Legacy of Anchorage Hockey Association and the Anchorage North Stars
Articles of Incorporation and by-laws for AHA were filed on June 6, 1961 making the Anchorage Hockey Association (AHA) officially 52 years old. The principal founder of AHA was Dempsey Anderson who coached for AHA for several years and provided skating instruction and moral guidance to several generations of Anchorage hockey players. The Dempsey Anderson Arena was named in memory of Coach Anderson. AHA is a charter member (since 1972) of the Alaska State Hockey Association (ASHA). Anchorage Hockey Association is sanctioned as an affiliate of USA Hockey, the national governing body for amateur hockey in the United States.
As the largest and most comprehensive youth hockey organization in Alaska, AHA is proud of its legacy of being the leader in offering all levels of hockey to the boys and girls of Anchorage. Many past AHA players have advanced to higher levels of the sport in the junior, collegiate and professional ranks. Many more have applied the lessons learned through participating in hockey in their everyday activities and have continued as volunteers in AHA. Whether you aspire to win the Stanley Cup or the AHA End-of-Season Championship, hockey will always be a part of your life you’ll never forget. The skills learned here will help prepare you for life – setting goals, developing leadership skills, promoting teamwork and fair play, respect for others, and giving back to our community. Many of our former players have come back to AHA as coaches and volunteers. We have multiple generations of proud AHA families and players. You, too, can be a part of AHA's legacy.
To play the game is great; to love the game is greater.