Extra Extra!!! Goalie Pad Controversy!!!It appears that the UAA might have "slighted" it's instate arch-rival, the UAF's Alaska Nanooks. Say it ain't so! I considered making a phone call to get the facts of this dramatic breaking story but that would just get in the way by making this post real short. I'd much rather speculate about possibilities.
On Friday when the 'nooks played the U-18's Wylie Rogers had to use last season's goalie pads because the ones that the UAF's Alaska Nanooks had ordered for him were misaddressed and showed up at UAA. Whoever received them at UAA promptly returned them (or just didn't sign for them). And inevitably (as anyone who is familiar with this rivalry would expect) there are rumblings from up north. Rumblings about "bad people" at UAA and "mean-spirited" Anchorage people. Ouch. That hurts.
To think that someone at UAA wouldn't bend over backwards to accomodate their primary rival up the road? I see three possibilities: UAA didn't take the time to give consideration to the UAF Alaska Nanook's needs (I guess UAF knows now what kind of husband UAA would be); UAA did it on purpose (so who do I pat on the back?); or whatever low level admin person that received the package followed whatever established departmental policy was in place and went by the book, like they do with countless other daily transactions (give 'em a raise!). So I don't know about UAF fans but I'm "all good" with any of those three reasons.
There's no doubt now that equipment ordering rivals of UAA should take note and be very careful to use YOUR OWN address in the "Ship To:" box.
Wylie is lucky they didn't hide them in a corner for a month or two. BIG GRIN.
LOL. They should have thanked UAA, since the UAF goalies had the edge with the larger pads...
We should have locked the players up in jail where the nookies belong!!! A dungeon for them, who cares about stinking pads, lock rogers and the rest of them up!!!
Like the basketball players?
Taking shots at the hockey team because of some alleged criminal activity by two basketball players isn't classy or fair. Not that I care about the "classy" part that much. But come one ... lets at least try to be fair.
Just giving them a taste of their own medicine. How many times have they talked about the UAA Volleyball team? LOL.
According to UAA, when carriers bring freight, it's matched against purchase orders. If they don't have one, they refuse the order. They didn't know it was UAF pads.
The truth is never as good as fiction!
I "heard" that the pads were used to mop the Sports Center toilets!
Amazing that something so stupid like goalie pads has Suze and other individuals so involved. You should be more worried about getting outshot 35-23 to the U-18 team. If you want to score more than 3 goals a game in the WCHA you better find a way to get more shots on goal.
anon at 1:34, sorry to burst your bubble, but the shots on goal for the UAA/U-18 game were 30-25, NOT 35-23. Good try though. At least UAA made their shots count, unlike the Nanooks.
Lastly, UAF fans are the ones who made such a circus about the goalie pads ... it was FIRST on UAF's blog and posted by a UAF fan on the USCHO ... so who are the obsessive ones here? We UAA fans just get a chuckle out of the whole thing, UAF fans trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
You can be outshot and still win in the WCHA...
...if your opponent is the Bulldogs.
There's nothin on the UAF Blog about goalie pads. It was first mentioned by Eric Carlson on USCHO.
I'd like to think I was the one the iniitiated the "circus"!
Was the package addressed to:
"The University of Alaska" and FedEx naturally thought of Anchorage...
It's all pretty much ruined now. The equip manager from UAF posted the real deal over on the UAA thread at USCHO's forum.
He "clearly wasn't" blaming UAA. Damn!
The UAF goalie pads were sent back to UAA today. Unreal. I guess they DO think of UAA when they see U of Alaska! ;)
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