University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Daniel White is scheduled to host a Nanooks hockey stakeholders meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 18 in the multilevel lounge of UAF’s Wood Center.
The meeting is open to the public, and its purpose is to discuss UAF’s plans for moving Nanooks hockey games from the Carlson Center to the Patty Ice Arena on campus within two years.
UAF, in a letter from White, cited the advanced age of the Carlson Center’s ice plant, or cooling system, under the arena’s floor as a reason for the planned move to the Patty Ice Arena.
The Nanooks hockey team has been the Carlson Center’s main tenant since the arena opened in 1990.
Earlier this year, UAF renewed a contract with the Carlson Center for the Nanooks hockey team to play its home games there for the upcoming season.
However, White stated in the letter that the Patty Center will be used as a backup option for the Nanooks hockey team “if the Carlson Center cannot meet our needs at any time during the 2019-20 season.”
The Nanooks are members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, a 10-team NCAA Division I conference.
Arneson wins Masochism on Moose Mountain
Lars Arneson outpaced Brian Atkinson by three minutes Tuesday night to win the Masochism on Moose Mountain race.
The 4-mile trail race on Moose Mountain featured an elevation gain of 1,300 feet.
The race also was the second event in this year’s Running Club North Trail Series.
Arneson led the 41 finishers in 31 minutes, 59 seconds and his effort included ascending Moose Mountain in 16:35.
Atkinson finished in 34:59 and he ascended the mountain in 18:55.
Pascal Buri placed third in 37:01 and his ascent was 20:11. Nick Janssen, on the way to fourth place, had an ascent of 21 minutes and finished the race in 37:23.
Drew Harrington capped the top five in 37:51, including a 20:40 effort up Moose Mountain.
Nellie Ballou was 12th overall and the fastest woman in 45:50. Her ascent was 25:19.
Chris Carr went up Moose Mountain in 29:40 and she finished in 48:37 for 15th place overall and second among the women’s entries.
Kimberly Maxwell and Tracie Haan posted top-20 overall efforts and finished respectively as the third and fourth-fastest women in the race.
Maxwell came in 18th overall in 50:23 and her ascent was 28:14. Haan’s 50:36 finish for 19th overall included an ascent of 30:20.
Stacy Fisk rounded out the women’s top five and placed 25th overall in 52:14. Fisk ascended Moose Mountain in 27:40.
Eagle River runner tops in Endurance
Eagle River’s Michael Quimby completed 90.5 miles to lead the participants in the 24-hour race of last weekend’s Alaska Endurance Run.
The timed endurance race took place Friday and Saturday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks West Ridge Trails. Participants had options of six, 12- and 24-hour races.
Anchorage’s Teri Buck completed 89 miles for second place overall and the top finish for women in the 24-hour race.
Fairbanks’ Melissa Lewis was third overall and the women’s runner-up after going for 72 miles in the longest race. Fairbanks runners Chris Butcher and Joshua Marshall tied for fourth place overall with 70 miles each.
Steven Anderson, from Joint Base Elemendorf Richardson in Anchorage, registered 64 miles for the top effort among the participants in the 12-hour race.
Fairbanks’ Jacob Butler and Anchorage’s Kyle Emery tied for second at 54 miles each. Seward runner Justin Ennis was fourth with 53 miles, while Eagle River’s Andrea Barnes completed 52.5 miles for fifth overall and the women’s title.
Bethel’s Sam Crow won for the 6-hour race after going for 36.5 miles. Craig Bronstein, of La Mirada, California, came in second after completing 35.5 miles.
Anchorage’s Jackie Stark was third overall and the top woman after running for 33.5 miles.
Fairbanks’ Christopher Miles and Soldotna’s Megan Youngren each ran for 31.5 miles to tie for fourth place. Youngren also was the women’s runner-up in the event’s shortest race.
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