College Hockey in Alaska Faces Uncertain Future

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College hockey in the state of Alaska faces unprecedented uncertainty, with budget cuts and conference realignment threatening the future of the sport at Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks.

College Hockey News reports that the state of Alaska, facing shortfalls, has slashed state spending by a total of $444 million. That figure includes $134 million in cuts from the University of Alaska System. CHN reports that the cut represents a precipitous 41 percent drop for the system’s general fund.

Governor Mike Dunleavy used the line-item veto to trim the state’s budgets, and lawmakers in the state legislature were unable to override them.

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