Two Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé winter sports programs will play Fairbanks schools to start their respective seasons in the coming months.
The Crimson Bears hockey team, which began practice this week, hosts Monroe Catholic High School in its season opener Nov. 15-16 at Treadwell Arena. The Crimson Bears girls basketball team, meanwhile, will host West Valley High School two other teams Dec. 27-29 for the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at JDHS.
The JDHS boys basketball team begins the season at the Jerry Tarkanian Classic Dec. 18-21 in Las Vegas.
Hockey’s home slate
Besides Monroe Catholic, JDHS will also bring to town Colony (Nov. 22-23), Kenai (Jan. 24-25) and Soldotna (Jan. 31-Feb. 1). The Crimson Bears hit the road twice in the regular season, playing against the Homer Mariners Dec. 6-7 and Houston and Palmer Jan. 15-18 in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
Basketball’s home slate
The remainder of the JDHS girls’ home slate features matchups against Colony (Jan. 2), Bartlett (Jan. 3-4), Ketchikan (Jan. 24-25), Mt. Edgecumbe (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) and Thunder Mountain (Feb. 14-15). The JDHS boys will also host Thunder Mountain (Jan. 31-Feb. 1), Mt. Edgecumbe (Feb. 21-22) and Ketchikan (Feb. 28-March 1), in addition to Chugiak (Jan. 2).
The Thunder Mountain boys and girls basketball home games will be covered in an upcoming issue.
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