Forward Ryan Cole of Anchorage and the NAHL's Amarillo Bulls has been honored with the league's Community Service Award for his project helping Habitat for Humanity in the Texas town.
Cole kick-started the Bulls4Habitat fund-raising effort with a goal of getting $5,000 to go toward building homes for those in need and ended up raising more than $7,000.
He's getting it done on the ice too. Cole has racked 4-5--9 and +10 totals in seven playoff games for the Bulls, who on Friday open the four-team Robertson Cup in Frisco, Texas, as the No. 1 seed.
Also in NAHL news, Rob Proffitt of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs has been named General Manager of the Year for the third consecutive season. The Ice Dogs made it two rounds deep in the playoffs -- they lost to Wenatchee in decisive Game 5, so the Wild are headed to the Robertson Cup -- and continued to pack the Big Dipper in Fairbanks. The Ice Dogs sold out 24 of 28 home games in the building that holds 2,242, and averaged 2,209 fans per game.