Alaska's girls entries went 2-1 and its boys teams went 4-2 on the opening day of pool play in the USA Hockey Youth Nationals across the country.

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All nine Alaska entries -- six boys teams and three girls teams -- will compete in Tier II, the second level of American youth pucks.Alaska Dispatch News
Bailey would become the 15th Alaskan to play in the world's best hockey league and the fifth to debut there without a stop in the minor leagues.Doyle Woody
COMMENT: Both the Alaska Aces and UAA Seawolves sit outside the playoff picture in their respective leagues, and shoving their way into the picture will require them to negotiate tough paths.Doyle Woody

About 130 players turned out on Saturday at the newly-christened Bonnie Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rink Center at the Chester Creek Sports Complex for the Fifth Annual Anchorage Christmas Classic, a 32-team, double-elimination three-on-three tournament that featured some of Anchorage’s best hockey talent. 

Bob Hallinen
After a breakout junior season at Penn State -- 22 goals and 40 points in 37 games -- Bailey agrees to two-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs.Doyle Woody

The Alaska Aces fall to the Colorado Eagles 4-3 in overtime after 17 rounds of shootout action Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015, at Sullivan Arena. 

Doyle Woody

Final day of the inaugural Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic on Goose Lake on Sunday, Mar. 8, 2015.

UAA was eliminated from playoff consideration in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and had its Governor’s Cup lead trimmed Friday night, when UAF won 1-0 in Game 3 of the four-game series for Alaska superiority.

 

Doyle Woody

The Alaska Aces defeated the Utah Grizzlies 4-3 in overtime at the Sullivan Arena on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. 

Bob Hallinen