Former Alaska Nanook Doug Desorcie dead at 57

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An Alaska Nanook legend died last week. Doug Desorcie died in Vermont after a brief illness.
Desorcie was a walk-on for the Nanooks hockey program, getting a 16-5 record in the 1982-1983 season. He helped the Nooks to the NCAA DII National Tournament. He was coached by Ric Schafer and Don Lucia.
Desorcie earned many recognitions with the blue and gold. He was their first all-American, he was co-MVP with Steve Moria and the top freshman award that the Nanooks hand out is named after him. This all culminated in Desorcie being inducted into the Alaska Nanooks Hall of Fame in 2017.
Following his playing days, Desorcie became the Director of Student Activities at UAF, and then spent 26 years at Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez.
In 2018, Doug retired to Florida.
At his tribute in Swanton, Vermont, they used his motto of, “Give back to your community, act loyally, be involved, and make a difference in another person’s life.”
Desorcie was 57 years-old.