• Sgt 1st Class Richard Carlson, senior enlisted advisor of Company C, 3rd
Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th
Infantry Division, describes the next practice drill to a group of Soldiers
trying out for the Fort Wainwright hockey team Jan. 11. (U.S. Army photo by
Staff Sgt. Mylinda Durousseau, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)

    Army forms local hockey team 1

    Sgt 1st Class Richard Carlson, senior enlisted advisor of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, describes the next practice drill to a group of Soldiers trying out for the Fort...

  • The goalies for the Army team of the upcoming Eielson versus Fort Wainwright
hockey game take a break to watch their fellow Soldiers on the ice. More
than 40 Soldiers from Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely who came out early to
participate in try outs at the physical fitness center Jan. 11. (U.S. Army
photo by Staff Sgt. Mylinda Durousseau, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)

    tryouts

    The goalies for the Army team of the upcoming Eielson versus Fort Wainwright hockey game take a break to watch their fellow Soldiers on the ice. More than 40 Soldiers from Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely who came out early to participate in try outs at...

  • Spc. Michael Osickey, a UH-60 Black Hawk mechanic with 1st Battalion, 52nd
Aviation Regiment, waits for the whistle as he demonstrates his skating
skills during tryouts for the Army team of the upcoming Eielson versus Fort
Wainwright hockey game Jan. 11. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mylinda
Durousseau, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)

    taking the ice

    Spc. Michael Osickey, a UH-60 Black Hawk mechanic with 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, waits for the whistle as he demonstrates his skating skills during tryouts for the Army team of the upcoming Eielson versus Fort Wainwright hockey game Jan...

Fort Wainwright, ALASKA -- Soldiers from Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely tried out for an Army hockey team Saturday, Jan. 11 with the intent of fielding a team to beat the Air Force in a match-up Feb. 28 in Fairbanks.
More than 40 Soldiers tried out for the team and will continue to practice until game day, with the final team roster decided by Feb. 21.
Soldiers of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division are not only playing on the team, but coaching as well. Maj. David Simms, executive officer for 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, assumed duties as the team's head coach. Assisting Simms in his coaching duties are: 1st Lt. Joshua Miller, fire support officer for C Co., 1-24 IN, Capt. Caleb Goble, C Co., 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment commander and Sgt. 1st Class Richard Carlson, C Co. 3-21 senior noncommissioned officer.

Miller said the team has gotten a lot of support.

"I thought I was going to know most of the people that were going to show up," said Miller, "but we had people just come out of the woodwork here in the brigade and even up from Fort Greely, so we ended up with a lot of support and a lot of talent so our team is looking really strong."

Miller said he is friends with the Air Force team captain and he expects the game to be a lot of fun.

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