Erik Largen promoted to Head Coach of UAF Hockey Team

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The search is finally over for the University of Alaska's new Head Hockey Coach.
They didn't have to look very far to find him as Erik Largen will be leading the team in the 2018 season.
Largen was named the 10th head coach in program history by Keith Champagne, the UAF Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Largen had been an assistant for the Nooks since former Head Coach Dallas Ferguson brought him on in August of 2016.
The Fairbanks Native was also a Goaltender for UAF from 2006 to 2008 and was the head coach for the Division Three Marian University, leading the Sabres to an 18-7-3 overall season in his first year at the helm.
He was also an assistant coach for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs for three years, where he helped the Dogs secure the first of their three Robertson Cup Championships in 2011.
Largen was introduced at a press conference today where he received glowing praise and high expectations from the Vice Chancellor.
He also confirmed that the Nanook Hockey Team is fully funded, and is here to stay.
"You see the support of the people in the room and see family, you see alumni, you see the players, you see people that have given so much to the program and all the hours... There's a lot of emotions right now. I'm excited. Like, I can't wait to be a part of this. Over the last couple of years there's been some doubts and you hear it a lot on the recruiting trail. I just think for people to know that Alaska Hockey is here to stay, we're going to be fine. We're going to be better than ever. I just think that's an important message right now for the people to hear," said Erik Largen, Head Coach - UAF Hockey.