Arctic Lions 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.
Arctic Lions Hockey is proud to present this years iteration of the 14UAA USA Hockey National Bound team, lead by Head Coach Jimmy Terry. Filled with a blend of first and second year athletes at the 14U age group (2007 & 2008 birth years), this collection of talent has a strong pedigree of success and is coached by decorated coaches who have represented AK well nationally.
JIMMY TERRY, Head Coach
Coach Terry is back for another season with the Lions organization. A Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach, Jimmy has been coaching youth sports officially since 2015. A rink rat in the best possible way. Coach Terry can often be seen hanging out at the rink or on the ice coaching not only his son, but all athletes who choose to take in the wisdom of this talented coach. Jimmy is dedicated, and his heart for helping youth athletes can be supported by the countless hours he has invested not only on the ice, but as a board member and advocate for all hockey in the state of Alaska.
MICHAEL LONG, Assistant Coach
CHAD BEADLES, Assistant Coach
14U AA (2007-2008 BIRTH YEARS)
At the 14UAA level, the Arctic Lions strategically focus on further developing sports specific skills, begin to introduce competition, and start to emphasize support training to continue development of speed, strength and stamina while maintaining flexibility – all at this vital Train to Train stage in the athlete’s development cycle. Athletes begin to consolidate sport specific technical skills with an increased emphasis on hockey and a reduction in the number of other sports played. By putting a continued emphasis in development of individual and group tactics, the Lions organization sets the athlete up for their best chance of advancement. Social and emotional considerations are addressed as well by providing an avenue for team-building, group interaction and social activities. The team will skate 4-5 times per week with a combination of team and individual skill sessions which can include games and in-state travel to tournaments this season providing an avenue to develop an athlete’s skills and helping facilitate achievement of their goals of advancing to the next level in hockey.
The Arctic Lions do not measure success solely by the won-lost record of its teams. The development of the players as athletes, students, and future citizens entrusted to its charge is the true measure, and we are proud of our success on and off the ice. Success is built over periods of time, not overnight. But if the success of our teams on the ice is an indicator of our progress, we feel we are heading in the right direction. On the organizational side, Arctic Lions s sponsorship came primarily from the Fairbanks Choice Lions Club …. (Read More)