After nearly nine months, happy hockey times are here again. The reopening of the Harry J. McDonald Center was made official with a ribbon-cutting and everything including free skate rental and ice, along with cookies, hotdogs and door prizes.
With the two-plus hour practices daily, a mid-December scrimmage with Grace Christian, and intensive practices held during the first week of their holiday break, coach Ryan Hales said the other ingredient needed for the Lady Mustangs to prepare for their upcoming season was provided in the team’s inclusion in the Gator Winter Classic, held Dec. 26-31, in Green Valley, Nevada.
No rest for the weary – nor for the ambitious. At least not during Christmas Break. Members of the Eagle River boys varsity basketball team are trying to make ground on the rest of the league by practicing at every opportunity during the two-week holiday break.
With so much local talent and the host of accomplishments this calendar year, it is impossible to rank the achievements made. So, in a somewhat random array of the following, feel free to assemble according to your own preference this holiday season.
After nearly nine months, happy hockey times are here again — or soon will be at the McDonald Center. Due to a nagging leak in the coolant lines embedded in the concrete floor, the whole floor and subfloor had to be taken out, said rink manager Reid McDonald.
Both Chugiak and Eagle River swimming and dive teams are expected to figure prominently in the results to be tabulated in the Region IV Championships held Thursday through Saturday at Bartlett High School.
Among the 275 athletes participating in last weekend’s Fall Harvest swim meet, 65 competed under the banner of the Chugiak Aquatics Club, the host club for the meet, announced coach Anne Williams.
With the return of longtime hockey coach Scott Hulse back at the helm, expectations are high for the joint Chugiak-Eagle River High School girls hockey team.
The Eagle River Varsity Comp Cheerleader was the final team to perform during the two-day Spirit Coaches Association Dance and Drill Fall Championships held at Chugiak High Friday and Saturday.