Alaska Grizzlies Hockey provides a positive atmosphere for all student-athletes to be given the platform to demonstrate physical fitness, hockey skill growth, and the development of life skills. We build character in our athletes through competition in the game of hockey and instill in them core values which are integral to life’s successes.
The Alaska Grizzlies announces our inaugural 12U girls team! This program competes alongside other 12U teams in the Alaska State Hockey Association.
JOSHUA MURRAY, Head Coach
In his first head coach postion with the Grizzlies, Coach Murray is excited for this season as the Grizzlies host their first girls team! Coach Murray is no stranger to the Grizzlies program and has spent several years as an assistant coach supporting each of his kids teams. Coach Murray’s enthusiasm for hockey and love of the game will help this team soar to new levels.
KEVIN DAVIS, Assistant Coach
JASON HUFFAKER, Assistant Coach
12U A (2009-2010 BIRTH YEARS)
As your youth athlete continues to grow mentally and physically, the Alaska Grizzlies 12U program further develops them in the second half of the Learn to Train stage. The program develops sports specific skills, continues the introduction of competition, and starts to emphasize a robust support training schedule off ice. Falling at the early onset of the first growth spurt in most athletes, our 12U program is designed to aide athletes in the process of transferring skills and concepts from games to practices. Athletes can expect 4 on-ice sessions and 1-2 off-ice sessions per week with weekends reserved for in town game series and weekend travel to tournaments and festivals. Assessments are held in the fall as teams are formed with 12 skaters and 2 goalies. A 3:1 practice to game ratio promotes the continued development and mastery of key hockey skills which will have a significant effect on the level of play that is achieved later on in the athlete.
The Northern Alaska Hockey Association Alaska Grizzlies (AKG) were formed in 1991 and first skated under the name Fairbanks Ice Hawks. The founders believed that there was a need for an organization dedicated entirely to the development of a competition team program for our youth in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and surrounding areas. The goals then, as they still are now, are to increase the number of competition teams in our area, seek additional ways to financially support our teams, and to provide the …. (Read More)