Local Sports Headlines

Kunyk and Parayko named All-Americans

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 14:00 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Big news today for Alaka Nanook hockey as two players from the 2013-2014 hockey team were named All-Americans.

Forward Cody Kunyk and defenseman Colton Parayko were both named CCM Division one 2nd team All-Americans today. 

Kunyk, now a member of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, was the WCHA Player of the Year.  Parayko established himself as one of the top defenders in the league as only a sophomore last year. 

UAF's SAAC holding first ever Spring Sports Showdown

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:25 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There will be something a different happening tomorrow up on the hill. Friday evening at 6:30 will be the first Nanook Spring Sports Showdown. Athletes from all of the 10 athletic programs will compete against each other in different sports.

For example, members of the cross country team will play volleyball players in basketball. There will even be a USA vs Canada hockey game with students from the US and Canada.

West Valley's Sigmon and Brackett sing NLIs

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:14 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The off-season has started for a number of sports but it's also the start of something new-new careers. Today at West Valley high school Travon Brackett and Trusty Sigmon signed national letters of intent.

Brackett, who committed early to Anchilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, will be a Charger this fall. Brackett was an All-MAC Conference, 4A All-State, and All-State tournament pick in basketball in his senior season. He averaged just under 22 points and 10 rebounds per game. He had three assist and two steals per game with 16 double doubles on the year.

2014 Arctic Man starts this weekend

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:11 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The 2014 Arctic Man is this slated for this Friday. Conditions are looking good for Friday's main event. Last year was historic.

Tyler Acklestad and Marco Sullivan three-peated in the men's ski event for a new Arctic Man record. Nate Holland set a new men's snowboard record finishing in four minutes and 26 seconds for back to back titles. 2013 featured the first adaptive class where skiers went down on one ski as well.

At least 32 teams have signed up this year including an ESPN X-games team. This year's purse is over $110K.

Robertson named WCHA Commissioner

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:22 -- jcook

ST. PAUL, MINN-Today in Saint Paul Minnesota Bill Robertson was officially named as the new WCHA commissioner. Robertson is from Saint Paul and brings with him major league experience.

He was the Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting for over a decade for the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Sports and Entertainment. Before that he was a director of communications for the Anaheim Angels, Mighty Ducks and the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA franchise.