Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kurt Haider's Parting Words

I just checked my email for the first time in a week and found the following note from Kurt Haider to Seawolf fans. I hope Kurt can forgive my lateness. It's a great thanks to everyone from a great guy.
Seawolf fans-
First, THANK YOU so much for all the kind words since my departure from UAA hockey and iHeart Media became public. I appreciate it very much. 
Let me say that my leaving the Seawolves has nothing to do with the program or the university. To be sure, I love UAA hockey and its been a love affair for 19 years. I see the program doing great things in the near future, and I'll be right there cheering them on! 
The Aces gig is great career opportunity that I could not pass up. My thanks to Matt Thomas, Keith Hackett, the late Dr. Steve Cobb and Dallas Baldwin and her sports information staff at UAA for all the cooperation and support over the years. To former coaches Brush Christianson, Dean Talafous, John Hill and Dave Shyiak and their staff for the same. 
To the Blueliners, past and current players, and most of all TO ALL THE FANS AND PARENTS that spent all those winter nights with me on the radio and internet as we went from Houghton to Colorado Springs, Fairbanks to Huntsville and many arenas in between. It's beenan honor and priviledge to get to know the boys and broadcast their games. 
If you come to an Aces game, please stop by and say hello!
See you at the (new and improved!) Sully!!!


Anonymous said...

Classy as always!

Suze said...

Very nice of Kurt to send out a personal note to UAA fans!! Thanks Kurt, we sure appreciate all you did for UAA hockey. Maybe we'll see you some time this winter.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised that the UAA decision to fix its ticket, price point problem at the sully coincides with Haider's departure. Last season I chose to sit at home and listen on the radio rather than get fleeced by Ticketmaster and the Sully tix office. With Haider gone, I can return to watching live at the Sully and do so without feeling like I am getting taken with the ticket prices.

Sad to see Haider go, but happy to return to the rink.

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