Students rush to get on the bus for Gov. Cup road trip
By Reba Lean
Sun Star Reporter
Hockey worship, the cross-state rivalry, and cheap transportation will all come together this weekend in a rousing road trip to Anchorage for the 2010 Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup hockey match between UAF and UAA. Several university organizations collaborated to put together a package for students that provides roundtrip transportation and a ticket to the Friday night game at the Sullivan Arena for $30. Participants also get a free t-shirt and thunder sticks.
The bus leaves the Patty Center on Friday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. It arrives in time for the game in Anchorage, but after that, students must find their own accommodations for the night. The bus leaves Anchorage around 9 a.m. the next day and will arrive back in time for the Fairbanks game.
Anchorage has held the Governor’s Cup title for the past three years, and this year the Nanooks are going in at an 8-9 disadvantage for the all-time record. Last year, the Seawolves shut out the Nooks two nights in a row, and the Nanooks didn’t score a goal.
This year’s road trip is, once again, the brainchild of the campus fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. They enlisted the help of the Student Activities Office and ASUAF this year to lower the cost for interested students.
As of Friday Feb. 19, there were only 15 seats left out of the 54 available. If you hurry to the SAO office in the Wood Center, you may still be able to purchase a ticket. Students not interested in riding the bus, but who still want to see the ‘Rage play the ‘Banks can buy tickets to the Anchorage game for $10 at the SAO office, less than the box-office price.