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Ege and Liljegren are NAHL All-Rookies

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 21:19 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today the NAHL announced their All-NAHL teams and the Ice Dogs were represented on the rookie team. Rookies Wyatt Ege and Viktor Liljegren were named to the NAHL All-Rookie Teams.

Ege, a defenseman, is a first team pick. Ege had 20 points and a plus minus of 19 in 59 games played. He has four goals in these playoffs.

Liljegren, the 6'3" forward from Sweden, was a second team all-rookie pick. The Swed tallied 45 points with 18 goals in his first season. He has five points in the palyoffs.

Christmann leads West Valley, Hutch beats Rams in softball

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 21:16 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-How about some high school baseball? Last night Monroe hosted West Valley at Growden Memorial Park.

The Wolfpack cashed in on some Rams mistakes, wild pitches and a few fielding errors that led to base runners and scores for West Valley.

The bats came alive for the Wolfpack as well as they got a couple of hits to drop right in front of the Rams outfield and some hits went through gaps.

Soccer rivals tie

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 21:12 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night two rivals in boys and girls soccer were on the pitch. Lathrop and West Valley.

Lots of chances in the girls' game but the ball never found the back of the net.

Lathrop's Mikayla Triplehorn and West Valley's Kaleigh Sparks denied a number of shots from the goalkeeper position as well.

West Valley thought they had a game winner in the second half but was called for offsides.

UAF End Of The Year Award winners

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 21:10 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The UAF Athletics Department had their end of the year banquet recently. Freshman Nichole Bathe and sophomore Tim Sherry were the Most Outstanding Athlete Award winners. Here are some other awards winners.

UAF swim coach Scott Lemley was named Coach of the Year.

Keri Knight of the Volleyball Team and Stefan Tica of the basketball team were the Scholar Athletes of the Year.

Skiing's Max Olex won the Spirit of Competition Award.

The Joe Tremarello Sportsmanship Award and Rifle MVP award went to Sagen Maddalena.

Weekend high school sports results

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 21:09 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Here some of the high school games from over the weekend.

In baseball the Hutchison Hawks placed sixth in the Houston Invitational after three days of games. Hutch lost 7-5 to Kenai who go on to place fourth.

Eielson only had 10 players and it showed as Lathrop romps 55-1. That is the correct score 55-1. Ouch. The Ravens had decided to play a JV schedule for the rest of the season.

Ice Dogs sweep MIchigan to advance to Robertson Cup Finals

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 21:06 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The top team in the NAHL got their first sweep of the postseason over the weekend and it came in the Robertson Cup semifinals.

It looked like it would be another grindfest with the Michigan Warriors as the first period went scoreless. But Lonnie Clary was at the right place at the right time for a rebound shot on a Fairbanks powerplay that gave the Ice Dogs a 1-0 lead with 1:47 left in the second period.

Bathe and Sherry named UAF's Most Outstanding Athletes

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 00:15 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Friday night in the Gold Room of the Westmark Hotel in downtown Fairbanks the UAF Athletics Department Awards Banquet gave out numerous awards including Most Outstanding Athletes. The awards were to a couple of under classmen.

Freshman Nichole Bathe and sophomore Tim Sherry came away with the top individual athlete honors.