Shareholder Spotlight: UAF Hockey Captain, Justin Woods
Doyon, Limited Class C shareholder, Justin Woods, of Fairbanks, was recently named captain of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Nanooks hockey team.
Woods is the son of Marsha and Al Woods of Fairbanks. He is also the brother of Hallie, Amanda and Trenton.
Woods has been playing hockey since he was 9 years old. In high school, Woods starred on the West Valley High School hockey team. Before the Nanooks, he made some junior appearances playing with the local Fairbanks Ice Dogs, California Titans and the Lincoln Stars. Now, Woods is the first Alaska Native to be named captain of the UAF hockey team.
In addition to earning the title of captain, Woods, a 6-foot-2, 214-pound defenseman, received the team’s Overall Strongman Award in early September after breaking and re-setting a new weightlifting record previously upheld for over a decade.
“Through the preseason, it’s been very clear that Justin has earned the respect of his teammates and the coaching staff,” stated UAF head coach Lance West in the September UAF news release. “What stands out to me the most about him is how he is such a strong and humble leader. Justin not only has the ability to lead and pull others in, he teaches his teammates how to become leaders as well.”
“I just want to start by saying thank you to the Fairbanks community and Doyon for featuring me in this month’s shareholder spotlight,” Woods said. “It is a great honor to be recognized by Doyon for the achievements in my life. Doyon has been a big support of my dreams and goals. I am very humbled and I hope that I can be a great role model to the Native community in the years to come. Thank you very much, Doyon.”
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