It’s not often a team’s emotional leader Pete McEnaney is also one of its best players. Fortunately for UAA Hockey, Pete McEnaney [1984-88] was that rare combination of both qualities. McEnaney’s stats still stand out in the UAA record book – 54 goals and 107 assists in 130 games.
The Owatonna, Minn., native finished his four years No. 2 on UAA’s career assists list and No. 3 in points with 161. Upon his induction 17 years later, those numbers still rank No. 3 and No. 5, respectively. Despite weighing in at 5-9, 170 pounds for his senior year, McEnaney proved incredibly reliable, missing just one game over his final three seasons.
As a junior in 1986-87, he tallied 34 assists for UAA’s 19-9-2 squad that won the Great Northwest Conference title. As team captain in 1987-88, he again led UAA to a winning record while capturing first-team All-GNC honors. His 52 points that year still rank seventh on UAA’s single-season list.
The team’s Most Inspirational Player his final two seasons, McEnaney has gone on to become an active and accomplished member of Anchorage’s hockey community. From 1991-95, he played with the Anchorage Aces, earning MVP honors on their 1994 championship team.
As a youth coach, he has garnered multiple state titles as well as the 1997 National Tier I Midget championship. McEnaney, who has also run the last five Mount Marathon races, is currently a marketing associate with Sysco Foodservice of Alaska.
He and his wife Tracy live in Eagle River with their children, Madison, Ty and Leah.