NAHL announces 2013-14 division alignments
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06-09-2013, 11:04 AM
Join Date: May 2013
Back a few years ago, the Alaska teams were part of the South Div. due to the ease of travel in and out of DFW. The Alaska teams co-op travel expenses for visiting teams coming to Alaska to play. Obviously the teams fly into/out of Alaska rather than their normal bus rides so really, travel will not be that big an issue other than cost.
For instance the Tornado who are somewhat centrally located in the South have only one fairly short bus ride to Wichita Falls of about 3 Hours. Other than that it is around 7 hours to Amarillo and Odessa or around 8.5 hours to Corpus Christi and Topeka or with Rio Grande Valley in the league a 10.5 hour ride to Hidalgo.
If the Tornado were to have games in Alaska it would be a 5 hour flight to Anchorage then a 3 hour bus ride to Soldotna to play the Brown Bears, or a 7 hour flight to Fairbanks to play the Icedogs.
For the Midwest Div. teams they are all fairly close to the airport in Minneapolis. Coulee Region is 3 Hour ride, the Magicians are in Richfield, MN a suburb that is just to the west of the airport and the Wilderness are in Cloquet, MN which is about a 2.5 hour drive.
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