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FAIRBANKS, AK - Forrest Karr, Director of Athletics for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Alaska Nanooks hockey program announced the elite field, with a combined 14 NCAA National Championships, that will compete in the inaugural four-team NCAA Division I hockey tournament to be hosted by the Alaska Nanooks. The tournament is scheduled for October 10-11, 2008 at the Carlson Center and will include the University of Denver and the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the University of Maine, representing Hockey East.
"We are thrilled with the caliber of teams committed to playing in the inaugural tournament," said Karr. "We look forward to working with the community on everything from naming to organizing the event."
University of Denver Pioneers
The Pioneers are tied for second with North Dakota for the most national championships with seven, including back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005. Under the leadership of head coach George Gwozdecky (276-176-36, 12 years at DU), Denver finished the 2005-06 campaign with a 21-15-3 record.