In AAA hockey action at the MAC Center on Wednesday night, the first game of the evening featured Pizza Man vs. Garcia’s. It was all Pizza Man. Michael McCurtain tallied the first goal of the game. Later in the period, Thomas Schultz assisted Patrick Zmuda for the second goal. The second period had one goal scored by Pizza Man forward, Esa Slavin.
The Beer League has brewed up some controversy. Let’s take a closer look into what is happening at the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center and with its operators. Rodney Wild, Head coach of the hockey program at Chugiak High School, took issue with a recent STAR article in which Reid McDonald’s intentions and integrity were called into question. Wild had a strong rebuttal argument, stating that Reid McDonald (manager of the MAC) has brought significant new revenue streams with the addition of Beer League, while simultaneously reducing costs.
Odd Man Rush is bringing the draft, but it is not what you might think. With two divisions, a 20 man roster, and eight teams, this draft is melting down preconceived notions of “Beer League.” Honed to a sharp edge by notorious ‘ice man’, Reid McDonald and his partner on the sheet, Steve Glines, the Eagle River Hockey League (ERHL) promises to be unlike any league for adult players this town has ever seen.