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  • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

    Originally posted by AlaskaRox View Post
    So where exactly on your link are the numbers you quoted?
    as mmf would say........" If Alaska Hockey found it all by himself"......it can't be that hard
    Alaska Dispatch .... Doyle Woody
    UAF made the kind of hockey history on October 10th 2015 that no team wants to claim – the Nanooks became the first NCAA Division I victim of Arizona State.


    Originally Posted by WeWantMore At least you guys have Packers colors.

    I Must be Famous ....a School named their program after me

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    • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

      Originally posted by uaafanblog View Post
      Being instrumental in bringing the Aces to be is a negative for Dennis? Yeah, Ummm ... that's a non-sequitur. Of course it's a positive accomplishment in a hockey coaches resume. how many eventual ECHL Championship teams did John Hill found? Mike Corbett? Blair?
      Forming a men's league and being qualified to coach DI hockey are two completely different animals. You bring up some good points about his pulse on the hockey community, but I agree with JJ that he'd make a better assistant coach than a head coach ... at this point. Should that happen, there's no reason why he wouldn't be able to move up in time.
      Originally Posted by aparch
      I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

      From ADN:

      "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

      UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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      • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

        Originally posted by uaafanblog View Post
        This is an important question. And with the candidates that have been announced I think this goes to Dennis. He is a four year alumni who stayed in Anchorage after school and made his life here. None of the other candidates have as much history in the community and if any of the others had the success to get noticed they'd likely be interested in any offers to come their way. I highly doubt that Dennis would. If the UAA Head Coaching job is his dream job (and I'd assume it is at his age) then you've got a guy that could stay there for 20 years and not be demanding about salary and such things.

        That said, the more important words in the question are "if" and "success". All these guys come with that question mark. Can they succeed. What does it take to succeed? I know passion and commitment are two parts of that equation (amongst others of course). Dennis' local roots give him a leg up on those attributes. He has demonstrated both of those clearly with regard to local hockey.

        There can be no doubt that there are differences between coaching youth and high school etc and coaching D1 hockey. Those differences though are in a sense a lot of window dressing. The core attributes for success are identical. Knowing the game, identifying talent, getting the most out of the talent and utilizing the most effective systems and tactics to win games. Dennis certainly has all those with some 25 years of coaching and putting together comp teams and of course winning state championships at Dimond when South by all measures should win them just about every year.

        Suze mentions that Anchorage high school hockey isn't equivalent to Minnesota high school hockey. That's true. High School hockey isn't the highest level of youth hockey in either place. A typical AA or AAA Bantam Comp team could probably beat a high school team in either place any Midget comp teams certainly would. Dennis has experience identifying local talent, getting them to play for his program and putting a successful product on the ice. These core attributes directly relate to what he'll be doing at UAA. It's not magic to spot a quality player, the trick is getting them to come play for you. If the Seawolves program wants to attract local players then either Sorenson or Hill are the best choices. And this idea of landing the best local players has been a widely recognized key piece of the puzzle for success at UAA especially over the last 20 years. There is a mechanism to move forward in gaining local players ... hire a guy with deep ties to the local hockey community. Hill will attract some and can make that happen but Dennis has more cachet in that department in my view.

        Not having a background in an industry at a specific level when you have lotsa background at other levels can mean a fresh perspective. Dennis doesn't likely come with a network of recruiting contacts in juniors outside of Anchorage. But the program does and there can be little doubt that Dennis has relationships with hockey people all over. Again, it doesn't take a genius to go outside and spot a good player and then get an opportunity to give him your pitch. Any of the candidates are able to do the first part and all of them have the same question mark with regard to the 2nd. Dennis has a leg up on the local guys.

        Does hiring Dennis come with some risk? Hiring any of these candidates comes with risk.

        edit: And let's not forget that Dennis was the founding force behind the Aces original birth.

        DD.. don't want to highjack the thread but need to correct you on your Minnesota high school hockey comment. Minnesota High School Hockey is the highest level of youth hockey in Minnesota. They refuse to buy into the AAA comp hockey model and stick to community base programs. Play where you live...the way it should be.

        Although not a great example because it's a private school, but Benilde St. Margarets stuck it to Shattuck this year.
        http://www.westerncollegehockeyblog....k-st-marys-5-2
        Last edited by drcobbmustgonow; 04-14-2013, 02:50 PM.

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        • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

          Originally posted by Alaska Hockey View Post
          as mmf would say........" If Alaska Hockey found it all by himself"......it can't be that hard
          AlaskaRox isn't the only person who can't find the numbers you quoted.
          I find number of sports, number of participants, etc., however I don't see any money numbers.
          Any help would be appreciated.

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          • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

            Originally posted by Seawolf Fan View Post
            AlaskaRox isn't the only person who can't find the numbers you quoted.
            I find number of sports, number of participants, etc., however I don't see any money numbers.
            Any help would be appreciated.
            You'r like a bunch of _airbanks villager's looking for the free and easy way out. Oh by the way more high tech wood stoves and wood boilers just for the asking but only if you live near or the outskirts of ground zero of the Chena Hill Blast Site I get all warm and fuzzy when I have am forced to over share my state money with the village with their own cardboard begging sign.
            Last edited by Alaska Hockey; 04-14-2013, 02:12 PM.
            Alaska Dispatch .... Doyle Woody
            UAF made the kind of hockey history on October 10th 2015 that no team wants to claim – the Nanooks became the first NCAA Division I victim of Arizona State.


            Originally Posted by WeWantMore At least you guys have Packers colors.

            I Must be Famous ....a School named their program after me

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            • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

              Originally posted by Seawolf Fan View Post
              AlaskaRox isn't the only person who can't find the numbers you quoted.
              I find number of sports, number of participants, etc., however I don't see any money numbers.
              Any help would be appreciated.
              Originally posted by AlaskaRox View Post
              So where exactly on your link are the numbers you quoted?

              Didn't take me long to find the numbers that were posted previously......this isn't Fairbanks where everything is spoon-fed to you

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              • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

                I've been surprised that nobody has pointed out that the search committee consisted of four people which NO connection to hockey whatsoever.

                From the ADN: "The four-man search committee is comprised of four UAA employees -- men's basketball coach Rusty Osborne, running coach Michael Friess, volleyball coach Chris Green and Dr. Stephen Strom, the athletic department's faculty representative."

                Seems a little odd to me not to see any hockey-related people on there. No alumni/fans/representatives? Seems a bit fishy to me.

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                • Originally posted by UAA Seawolves Fan View Post
                  I've been surprised that nobody has pointed out that the search committee consisted of four people which NO connection to hockey whatsoever.

                  From the ADN: "The four-man search committee is comprised of four UAA employees -- men's basketball coach Rusty Osborne, running coach Michael Friess, volleyball coach Chris Green and Dr. Stephen Strom, the athletic department's faculty representative."

                  Seems a little odd to me not to see any hockey-related people on there. No alumni/fans/representatives? Seems a bit fishy to me.
                  If the alumni have any say in the matter, the job will go to John hill. Does everyone really want that?
                  Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic

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                  • Originally posted by UAA Seawolves Fan View Post
                    I've been surprised that nobody has pointed out that the search committee consisted of four people which NO connection to hockey whatsoever.

                    From the ADN: "The four-man search committee is comprised of four UAA employees -- men's basketball coach Rusty Osborne, running coach Michael Friess, volleyball coach Chris Green and Dr. Stephen Strom, the athletic department's faculty representative."

                    Seems a little odd to me not to see any hockey-related people on there. No alumni/fans/representatives? Seems a bit fishy to me.
                    Well they are the coaches that actually win at UAA so that counts.

                    I guess.
                    U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
                    Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                    I spell Failure with UAF

                    Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                    But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                    Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                    Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                    • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

                      Originally posted by UAA Seawolves Fan View Post
                      Didn't take me long to find the numbers that were posted previously......this isn't Fairbanks where everything is spoon-fed to you
                      It must be your "superior intelligence" because it sure aint your personality.
                      And I'm not from fairbanks. Your "superior intelligence" probably just saw my moniker and assumed "Seawolf Fan" would be from fairbanks. What a guy.

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                      • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

                        Will you boys play nice!? Who's the next coach going to be?

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                        • Originally posted by Seawolf Fan View Post
                          It must be your "superior intelligence" because it sure aint your personality.
                          And I'm not from fairbanks. Your "superior intelligence" probably just saw my moniker and assumed "Seawolf Fan" would be from fairbanks. What a guy.
                          Take it easy Pope Francis, that was a shot at Fairbanks, not you.
                          U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
                          Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                          I spell Failure with UAF

                          Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                          But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                          Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                          Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                          • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

                            Remember Guy Gadowsky at UAF>>> Wasn't even the first choice...played collegiately at Colorado College, player/coach with WCHL Fresno Falcons...
                            actually got offered the UAF job after St Norbert(WI) coach accepted then rejected the job....Gadz didn't come to Fairbanks until August because of a committment to coach roller hockey in California...The CCHA higher ups, Ron Mason at Michigan State at the time, though the Nanooks were CRAZY to hire the guy wiith no NCAA coaching experience..Turned out to be the best hire ever as the hockey program got to the CCHA championships in Detroit.
                            And the Nanooks have been pretty good since...He has since moved onto Princeton and now given the keys to the multi million dollar project at Penn State...IT CAN HAPPEN!!!!

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                            • Re: UAA Seawolves offseason thread- time for change

                              Does the shipwreck known as UAA hockey have a coach yet or are they still interviewing alcoholics, the homeless, and squirt coaches?
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                              • Originally posted by cross cheque View Post
                                Does the shipwreck known as UAA hockey have a coach yet or are they still interviewing alcoholics, the homeless, and squirt coaches?
                                *******http://dashie.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/mlfw9375-wait.jpg********
                                U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
                                Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                                I spell Failure with UAF

                                Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                                But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                                Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                                Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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