About Us

Posted on 31 of May, 2015 by

Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:30pm. Check the calendar or facebook for the location. 

The Face-Off Club (FOC) is comprised of a dynamic and growing group of hockey fans!  The mission is to support the Alaska Nanooks Division I hockey program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This is achieved by fundraising and other activities which promote hockey; attract new fans; provide for the needs of the players, coaches and the Alaska Nanook hockey program.  We strive for a fun and interactive atmosphere while raising funds.  The FOC activities are designed to allow fans to mingle and get to know the Alaska Nanooks players and coaches.  The FOC is a group of enthusiastic individuals and families and is governed by a Board of Directors.  The annual election of the Directors is held at the May meeting with approximately half of the Board seats elected or reelected annually by a vote of all members present at the meeting.

FOC Fundraising Events:
  • Annual Blue/Gold Game
    • A great way to preview what lies ahead for the hockey season.  See how the rookies stack up against the veterans.  Intermissions feature the exciting skills competition.
  • Home Game Jersey and Poster Raffles
    • Win an official game-worn Alaska Nanook hockey jersey or framed poster featuring an Alaska Nanook hockey player
  • Annual Awards Banquet
    •  Wrap up the hockey season at this annual classy event where Alaska Nanook players/coaches are honored for their achievements during the season.  Hear the thank you’s, the well-wishes and the final thoughts from the Seniors as they move on from their friends and colleagues in the Alaska Hockey Program.
  • UAF Face-Off Cornhole Tournament
    • The FOC sponsors an Cornhole Tournament each summer.  It’s fun opportunity to meet the coaching staff, a few of the players, past hockey alumni and other hockey fans!
Proceeds from the FOC Fundraisers has supported:
  • New team jerseys/clothing as needed
  • General team expenses (team meals, away game activities)
  • The Bear Tunnel
  • Electronic reader boards for the Carlson Center
  • Alaska Nanook locker room and other Carlson Center renovations
  • Banners for the Carlson Center
  • The purchase of hockey and training equipment
  • Establishment of the Guy Gadowsky Scholarship Fund
FOC Sponsored Events:
  • Skate with the Alaska Nanooks
    • After specified home games, fans have the perfect opportunity to interact with the players.  Bring a t-shirt or jersey to be signed and even get your photo taken with your favorite players or coaches.
  • Luncheons with the Coaches
    • Join the Alaska Nanook and visiting team coaches for lunch on Friday during each home series.  Hear the coaches talk about their players, the series and their programs.
  • Alaska Nanook Hockey Broadcasts
    • Listen to and watch the Alaska Nanooks from the comfort of your home or when you’re traveling.  The FOC supports the broadcast of games on local radio (91.5 KSUA/streamed at ksuaradio.com/stream).  The games can also be streamed (for a fee) via WCHA.com.