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  • Alaska Aces

    BLM seeks public input on proposed Red Devil Mine cleanup

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 17:17

    The Red Devil Mine is located on the Kuskokwim near the Red Devil Creek between Crooked Creek and Sleetmute. It started mining in the ’30s, picked up steam in the ’50s and ’60s but has not operated since the 1970s. The problem is that there’s mercury, arsenic and antimony in the soils left behind by […]

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    Commentary: Warm weather, loss of Aces leaves cold feeling

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 11:57

    Sometimes weather delivers mixed messages. The warmth of spring means flowers are blooming and our lawns are visible again. The snow tires can come off. Folks head back outside, and summer vacation is around the corner. As hockey fans, we equate the sport on ice with winter, but if your team is playing this time […]

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    Voice of the Alaska Aces calls team’s end ’emotional’

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 10, 21:34

    Over the weekend, the Alaska Aces played their last game. It ended nearly three decades of the team’s history in Anchorage. It was an emotional night on Saturday during that final game, and on Monday, KTVA Sports Director Dave Goldman sat down with Kurt Haider, the voice of the Aces for two years. That wasn’t […]

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    Aces’ loss pushes them closer to the end

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 06, 13:42

    The Alaska Aces’ season is officially on the brink. Following a 2-0 loss to the Idaho Steelheads, coupled with Utah’s 2-1 overtime win over Missouri, the Aces now trail the Grizzlies by three points with two games to play. The Utah win also eliminated the Mavericks from playoff contention. It was a crushing outcome at […]

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    Former UAA player signs with Alaska Aces

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 04, 12:36

    A former University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves hockey player has signed a contract with the Alaska Aces, the team announced Saturday. Rob Murray, the Aces’ head coach and president of hockey operations, announced the contract for 24-year-old defenseman Chase Van Allen. Van Allen will be wearing jersey 2 when he plays with the team in […]

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    Local coach laments the pending loss of the Alaska Aces

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 27, 22:42

    It’s been difficult for a lot of folks in Alaska to take—the Alaska Aces will be no more after ownership said last week the team is no longer economically viable. But no one has a connection to the team like current Dimond High School head coach Dennis Sorenson. How could they? He started the team, though not in its current […]

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    Alaska Aces have been family affair for Anchorage family

    by John Thompson on Feb 25, 18:08

    Tim Molle was a pioneer, an original member of the Anchorage Aces, a club team organized by current Dimond High School hockey head coach Dennis Sorenson. “We were pretty tight back then and we had a lot of fun playing the game,” Molle recalled. “We didn’t get paid when we were senior men’s, but it […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Fans hope Alaska Aces stay despite uncertain future

    by Dave Leval on Feb 18, 19:04

    Their colors look familiar, but this glacier blue is not the one fans often see at the Sullivan Arena. The Rams are one of the dozens of youth teams in the region. They are also ardent fans of the team whose colors they share, the Alaska Aces. “They’re the home team for Anchorage,” said young […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Aces players top of the class at Klatt Elementary

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 27, 12:17

    The Alaska Aces are used to enthusiastic crowds. On Thursday, they had one at unusual time — 2:30 p.m. The young fans at Klatt Elementary School were ready to hear what defenseman Mark Andre Levesque and Matt Geurts had to say. An assembly focused on good life lessons, as the players encouraged the eager audience to exercise, eat […]

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    Alaska Aces recharging their batteries, gearing up for second half

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 17, 14:39

    The Alaska Aces are at the all-star break, but it doesn’t mean they’re taking one. This time last year they’d have taken a win, any win, any way they could get it. But a year later has provided great change for the better. At the season midpoint, the Aces find themselves with seven more victories than […]

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    Pair of Alaska Aces move up to AHL

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 21, 10:13

    The Alaska Aces have shown signs of resurgence after missing the playoffs the past two seasons. Forward Stephen Perfetto and goaltender Michael Garteig have been instrumental in the revitalization. Now, both are being rewarded for their solid play. The team announced early Monday morning the call-ups of both to the American Hockey League (AHL). Perfetto […]

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    Aces’ coach Rob Murray named to 2017 AHL Hall of Fame

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 29, 12:36

    The Hall of Fame is a big deal, at any level. It says you’re standing with a select group of individuals. Aces head coach Rob Murray is there. The 49-year-old coach and president of hockey operations for the team was honored by the American Hockey League (AHL) Thursday as a member of this year’s AHL […]

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    William Wrenn returns to the Aces for another season

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 28, 11:15

    As the Aces embark on a new season, they’ll do it with local favorite and Anchorage native William Wrenn. The team announced Wednesday that the 25-year-old defenseman will re-sign with the Aces. The team captain had a stellar season last year for Glacier Blue playing in 57 games, scoring four goals with 37 assists. Wrenn […]

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    Former Aces goalie Coleman returns to coach

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 13, 10:31

    A familiar face is coming back to the Alaska Aces. Gerald Coleman is returning to Anchorage — this time to coach. The 31-year-old Coleman helped Glacier Blue to its most recent Kelly Cup title in 2014 and will serve this season as the Aces’ goaltending coach. At 6 feet 5 inches tall, he had an […]