Doug Desorcie named to Nanooks Hall of Fame

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Throughout the rest of this week, the Alaska Nanooks Department of Athletics will reveal the newest members of the Nanook Hall of Fame.
The first inductee of the Hall of Fame Class of 20-17 is Doug Desorcie.

Descorcie was a goaltender for the Nanooks from 1982-84.
In the program's third year of existence within the NCAA, he transferred as a junior in the fall of '82 after a two-year stint with North Country Community College in New York. He was recruited to be the starting goaltender by then head coach Ric Shafer.

In his first season with the Nooks, Desorcie appeared in 21 games posting a record of 16 and five. He played 1,212 minutes in the net, had six hundred- 20 saves and had a 903 save percentage.

He helped lead the Nooks to the programs first ever trip to the NCAA Division 2 national tournament before being named the program's first ever All American.

Desorcie was named the team co-MVP with Steve Moria.

In his final year of eligibility he appeared in 18 games and had a record of 15-3. He had five hundred 18 saves and an 881 save percentage.

The Nanooks made their second trip to the NCAA division two tournament where the team reached the semi final game.

Desorcie stayed with the program as a volunteer assistant and goaltender coach for the '84-'85 season. He was the director of student activities from 1987 through '92.

He now resides in Valdez and has worked for UAF's sister school Prince William Sound Community College in multiple positions from 1992 until 2012, including president.

The three other Nanooks who will be joining Desorcie in the 2017 Hall of Fame class will be announced this week.