For many of the incoming college freshmen, the arrival to UAA in the Fall will the first step they make toward living out a dream. But for the student-athletes recruited by the Seawolves, it is just the latest chapter in a dream they have be chasing for years, especially for the ones joining the D. I ranks.
Last month UAA hockey head coach Matt Thomas announced the 2015-16 recruiting class. It included five Canadians, three Americans, and one Swede. Many the recruits will be coming to Alaska from the British Columbia Hockey League, a Junior-A league with 16 member-squads. The other recruits were called up from the United States Hockey League, the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and the J20 SuperElit (Sweden); also Junior-A leagues.
The following map depicts the locations of the players’ former squad.
*The Renouf brothers spent one season as redshirt freshmen of the the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Their geographic and statistical information is based on the 2013-14 season with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL.