Hockey is in the blood of any true Alaskan, and young kids crowd local ice rinks in hopes of becoming the next Scott Gomez (who, along with playing for the San Jose Sharks, backs an eponymous foundation that provides "opportunities and assistance for youth hockey in Alaska").
Alaska Aces. The Alaska Aces, 2011 ECHL Kelly Cup champions, play minor-league professional hockey in Sullivan Arena. Anchorage, AK. 907/258–2237. www.alaskaaces.com.
University of Alaska Anchorage. The Sullivan Arena is where thousands of fans cheer for the University of Alaska Anchorage's Division I NCAA hockey team. Anchorage, AK. 907/786–1293. www.goseawolves.com.