HONORING THE ANCHORAGE NORTH STARS U16 HOCKEY TEAM AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)

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    HONORING THE ANCHORAGE NORTH STARS U16 HOCKEY TEAM AS NATIONAL 
                               CHAMPIONS

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                             HON. DON YOUNG

                               of alaska

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Mr. YOUNG. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate 
our Anchorage North Stars U16 Tier II hockey team for their 2019 USA 
Hockey National Championship win at the end to their hard-fought 
season.
  A 3-2 loss to the McKinney North Stars earlier in the Tournament 
could not discourage these young men from Anchorage. They qualified for 
the championship bracket, and advanced to the Championship game, where 
they once again faced the McKinney North Stars. With just 50 seconds 
left, Anchorage's

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Hayden Fox notched the winning goal off a Tucker Lien assist to come 
from behind to win the game. I have not seen a team from the State of 
Alaska win the boys' National Championship at the U16 age group in more 
than 20 years, and I can't begin to say how immensely proud I am of 
this team.
  Victory in hockey is a team effort, and so I would like to recognize 
the players and staff of this team individually for their hard work and 
dedication this season. Our 2019 Anchorage North Stars U16 Championship 
players are Jarett Beckett, Peter Flannery Schutt, Colten Gerken 
Roberto, Jakub Hall, Tyler Huffer, Olin Kelliher, Tucker Lien, Spencer 
Lund, Revelin Mack, Cullen McCormick, Garret Miknich, Trevor Monahan, 
Logan Orr, Alexander Pavia, Teague Porter, Landen Reed, Drake Reid, 
Joshua Tyra, and the winning goal scorer, Hayden Fox. The 2019 
Anchorage North Stars National Championship team is led by Head Coach 
Matt Thompson, Assistant Coaches Austin King, Graham McManamin, and 
Kory Roy, Team Manager Katie Hulse, and President Barrett Heisten.
  Madam Speaker, it gives me great pride to celebrate the achievements 
of our young people in Alaska. Hockey teaches young Alaskans the value 
of practice and hard work, and there is no better reward for a season's 
worth of training than overcoming all obstacles in your way to secure a 
championship. The other teams in the 2019 USA Hockey U-16 National 
Championship deserve their recognition as well, especially the McKinney 
North Stars, who gave Anchorage as tough of a championship game as they 
could've asked for. I see it only fitting that these young men be 
recognized not only by their home state, but by this Congress, on their 
achievement. I think I speak for all of Alaska when I say 
congratulations on their victory.

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