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Dave Goldman

I come to Alaska by way of CTV in Largo, Maryland, a Washington D.C. suburb. It was truly an honor when KTVA offered me the chance to become its sports director and more importantly, part of the team.

Stories by Dave Goldman

  • Alaska Aces

    Aces coach, players try to process the end of an era

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 23, 23:00

    Alaska Aces’ Head Coach Rob Murray had a hard time finding the words. “It’s shocking. It’s disappointing. It’s … I could go on and use as many phrases as I want,” Murray said in an interview Thursday after the announcement was made that this would be the team’s final season. Before Thursday’s win at Elmira, Murray […]

  • Alaska Aces

    It’s official: This Aces season will be the last

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 23, 8:02

    After nearly three decades as a hockey staple in the 49th state, the Alaska Aces will cease operations at the end of this season. The announcement was made Thursday. BREAKING: The Alaska Aces will cease operations at the end of the 2016/17 season. pic.twitter.com/aUjom3uMO6 — Alaska Aces (@AlaskaAces) February 23, 2017 Last Friday, through multiple […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Aces hit the road, and the timing may be right

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 21, 20:31

    It has not gone well of late for the Alaska Aces. Uncertainty over their future, combined with a slide on the ice has the team reeling. Perhaps a road trip will do them some good—a long one.  Tuesday was their final skate at Sullivan Arena for a while. On Wednesday, they’ll depart for the East Coast on a 10-game, three-week trek. “We go […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Alaska Aces trying to turn the tide back in their favor

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 20, 22:04

    It’s tough going these days for the Alaska Aces. Their existence in Anchorage past next year is in question. On the ice, they were swept at home over the weekend by Colorado. Despite the low point, with 22 games to play, the Aces are still in the driver’s seat. They have a two-point lead for […]

  • Local

    Commentary: It’s been a wacky year for Alaska sports

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 19, 17:53

    Dave Goldman says these days, Alaska looks more like the Twilight Zone than a highlight zone.  Dave’s opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Denali Media or its employees. 

  • Alaska Aces

    Alaska Aces ownership considering ceasing operations

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 17, 16:47

    The Alaska Aces, the state’s largest professional sports organization for nearly a decade and half, is considering ceasing operations after the current season, according to sources familiar with the situation. “Nothing has officially been decided yet,” Aces co-owner Jerry Mackie said in a phone interview Friday. “We’ve been struggling. Look at the fans in our stadium. It’s […]

  • Iditarod

    Decisions: Mushers pack and send meals at Iditarod food drop

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 17, 10:42

    You’re going on a 1,000 mile trip from Fairbanks to Nome. What do you bring? For mushers preparing for the Iditarod sled dog race, it’s about the essentials. At Air Land Transport, bags were being filled, hauled, stacked and readied for travel. Provisions would then be sent out, waiting for the mushers as they arrive […]

  • Local

    It’s safety first for the Iron Dog Race

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 15, 21:11

    Two thousand and thirty-one miles — that’s the distance of the Iron Dog Race. It will start at Big Lake on Sunday after a ceremonial day Saturday in Anchorage. The trail will take them to Nome, then back to Fairbanks. It’s a long way and a lot can happen. But the 2017 Donlin Gold Safety Expo Wednesday at Cabela’s […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Fresh air and an outdoor game suit the Alaska Aces just fine

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 14, 22:22

    Even professional hockey teams need a change of pace occasionally. So when in Alaska, do like the Alaskans. Go outside. Once or twice a season, the Alaska Aces will shed the Sullivan Arena practice ice for the natural surface of the Bonnie Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rink, next door to the Sully.  It serves a break away from the usual. “You […]

  • Local

    Matt Hall wins the 2017 Yukon Quest

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 14, 12:06

    Last updated at 3:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 It was only a matter of time. One of the rising stars in sled dog racing, Matt Hall, claimed his first Yukon Quest title Tuesday as he arrived in Fairbanks at 12:05 p.m. The 25-year-old from Two Rivers also has third- and fourth-place finishes in the […]

  • Sports

    Car enthusiasts log ice time at Big Lake

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 13, 6:30

    Think you can drive on the ice? The folks at Big Lake want to hear from you. In subzero temperatures, the engines ran hot as racers blasted around the track for a Sunday drive. It’s a bimonthly event on Big Lake for the Alaska Sports Car Lions Club. “The ice racing itself has been going […]

  • Iditarod

    Commentary: It’s ‘safety first’ for Iditarod restart change

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 11, 16:22

    The Iditarod restart is moving again. It’s not what anyone wanted, but KTVA 11’s Dave Goldman tells says it’s a matter of safety first.

  • Iditarod

    Straw owns the day as Iditarod start approaches

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 10, 7:21

    It’s not a question of what, but where — I’m referring to straw. It was yet another sign that the Iditarod is fast approaching. At Air Land Transport in Anchorage on Thursday, volunteers prepared 1,635 bales of straw bound for checkpoints across this year’s race. But where will that straw be headed? With questions still lingering […]

  • Local

    It’s dome, sweet dome: Fox Hollow steps forward to handle new business

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 08, 22:03

    Losing an indoor sports facility in some spots around the country would be a nuisance, though hardly a big deal. But not in Alaska. Not in winter.  With the collapse of The Dome last month also went a place many teams and leagues count on, especially during these harsher weather days. So how did a spot known for golf […]

  • Local

    Mustangs ready to run as they get another shot at state crown

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 07, 22:49

    The Chugiak High School Mustangs hope that B-K-H translates into W-I-N. With a more experienced unit, the Mustangs are back in the same spot as a year ago—the state tournament. After falling to West Anchorage High School in the finals, Chugiak is now the top seed. They want to get back to that same game, but with a different outcome. […]

  • Local

    Bartlett hockey finds support and friendship from West cheerleaders

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 03, 18:04

    Sometimes your friends come from unlikely places. The Bartlett High School hockey team doesn’t have cheerleaders at their games, but the West High School team does.  The Eagles’ support crew took notice. “One day, at our last West-Bartlett hockey game, we looked at the Bartlett crowd and there was about 10 people, which kind of […]

  • Sports

    National Signing Day sees Alaska athletes chart a new course

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 02, 9:35

    Wednesday was the day a signature would change the lives of high school athletes from across Anchorage. For a group of West High School football players, while the decision had been made, it wasn’t official until they signed. Justin Tovio, Rapi Sotoa, and Manase Así all signed on a paper with the same seal — […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod Trail Committee considers race restart move

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 02, 8:46

    Here we go again. For the second time in three years, the famed Iditarod sled dog race to Nome could officially begin in Fairbanks. In a press release sent out late-Wednesday afternoon, the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) outlined what could ail this year’s race — a lack of snow on a notoriously difficult stretch of trail. […]

  • National

    For Rosie Mancari, there’s no business like snow business

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 31, 20:39

    Rosie Mancari is living out her dream, and some dreams pay. The Anchorage native began snowboarding when she was 3 years old. She’s now 23 and attempting to do this for a living.  “I’ve always had a need for speed,” she said on a recent trip home.   But she’s doing it the hard way. She’s a part of the U.S. development […]

  • Local

    Dimond’s Pili takes his game all the way to ‘La La Land’

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 30, 21:25

    Brandon Pili is going to Hollywood.  The Dimond High School Lynx football star is also part of an Alaska trend — Anchorage-area kids being recruited by Division I programs. Three have declared in the past couple of weeks. On Monday, Pili reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Southern California, one of the traditional powers in the sport. He narrowed his choices down […]