The shipment of moose meat still arrives once a summer.
For Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs defenseman Joe Sova, the delivery is a gift from his buddies in Alaska and a welcome reminder of his college days in Fairbanks. That’s where a hockey-playing city boy from the Chicago area spent many days hunting, fishing and enjoying the natural splendor of the 49th state.
“Those people up there, they’re very giving,” Sova said. “I’ve met a lot of natives. I’ve met a lot of tribe people. So it was a big culture experience as well as just nature, and Alaska’s beautiful. Second to none up there with the mountains and crisp air.”
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