Goalie Pads Arrive!!!In Anchorage. Yep. Word is that Wylie's pads have once again arrived at UAA. Apparently CCM or UPS is trying to send the UAF Alaska Nanooks some sort of message. But of course UAA staffers are (at the moment I'm writing this) certainly bending over backwards to make sure Wylie gets his pads. There's a thread over at USCHO with a bit of discussion and plenty of attempts at humor with varying degrees of success. Also, near the end of the UAA News thread the 'nooks equipment manager explained the first dysfunction:
As the equipment manager for the Nanooks, I am here to clarify to anyone interested about the goalie equipment. Alaska has never ordered from CCM/Reebok in the past. The factory shipped the pads to UAA because they were in the system. A mistake on their part. I learned they were shipped to UAA and so I called the equipment manager at UAA and he stated he had not see any boxes containing the pads and if He did, he will call (that is how you do it.) Upon further investigating, I spoke the people in the Athletic Admin office to find out if they had seen anything and at last a trail has been started. Indeed the pads were sent to there office, reviewed and determined that they didn't belong to UAA and refused the shipment. The problem is that UPS sent the boxes and to a relocation center in Independence, MO. The boxes have been sitting here for over 2 weeks and have just recently been found. We are expecting the pads to arrive today.I would imagine Wylie should have his pads in time for the first Governor's Cup games.
MITCH Belt UpdateLast week I presented the inaugural MITCH belt to Dr. M. Dianne Murphy for her injudicious suspension of club hockey at Columbia. Today I read that Columbia has reinstated the club hockey program after reconsidering the situation (ie... talking to all parties involved and getting the real story before jumping to ridiculously injudicious punishments). Congrats to Dr. Murphy; we'll see how long she holds the belt.