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Alaska Aces Quest For The Kelly Cup

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) is a mid-level professional hockey league that is one tier beneath the American Hockey League (AHL). The playoff champions of ECHL are awarded the coveted Kelly Cup. The Alaska Aces hockey team has won the Kelly Cup twice before, in 2006 and in 2011. The first two games of […]

UAA Senior Matt Bailey Signs NHL Contract

University of Alaska Anchorage senior hockey captain Matt Bailey signed a two-year contract with the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks on March 25. Bailey left Anchorage last week to play for Anaheim’s American Hockey League team in Norfolk, Va. Goseawolves.com reported that Matt is working with professors at UAA so that he can complete his […]

Seawolves celebrate a victory Jan. 25 after the match against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats at the Sullivan Arena. Photo by Corey Hester.

Seawolves, Wildcats each pick up a win

Friday night the University of Anchorage Alaska faced off against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats. The ‘Wolves and Wildcats would both pick up a victory in the weekends two game series. Friday night would belong to the Wildcats, as they beat the Seawolves 3-1.

The first goal of the game scored by NMU’s Mitch Jones, his goal came at 11:27. The Seawolves would tie the game at 14:35 with a goal scored by Dylan Hubbs.

Captains Colton Beck, UAF, and Brett Cameron, UAA, meet before a physical game in the Governor’s Cup series. Photo by Dan Duque.

UAA Seawolves take on UAF Nanooks for cup

Friday night UAA faced off against the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup. Fifteen seconds into the start of the game the UAF Nanooks struck first with a goal scored by Marcus Basara. The Seawolves would tie the game at 15:49 of the first period. The goal scored by Dylan Hubbs, his second goal of the season. Jordan Kwas and Chris Williams assisted Hubbs on the play.

Seawolf, Nanook basketball rivalry hits the court

The UAF Nanooks entered the Wells Fargo Sports Complex Saturday night and walked out bruised green and gold. The UAA men’s basketball team defeated UAF to record their first GNAC win of the season. The night featured UAA forcing Fairbanks to turn the ball over three times consecutively within the first half. The Seawolves walked away with a 96-76 win over their in state rivals.

Sophomore defenseman Blake Leask takes to the ice with teammates Brad Duwe and Hayden Trupp. Photo by Dan Duque.

Weekend primer: UAA hockey takes on Michigan Tech

UAA has branded this chapter of Seawolf hockey as “A New Day.” The program wants to give people a reason to forget its checkered and disappointing past. A solid start to the season won’t wash away those memories, but they’re on the right track.

Matt Bailey. Photo courtesy of GoSeawolves.com

Hockey captain Matt Bailey on the hot-handed Seawolves

The Seawolf hockey team is off to a hot start at 3-1, with big wins over #10 Quinnipiac and #12 Denver this year. Co-captain Matt Bailey is pacing the team with four goals heading into Western Collegiate Hockey Association play, and the senior co-captain took a moment to talk to the Northern Light about the Seawolves’ hot start.
TNL: You guys got off to a great start after some major offseason changes. How was this team able to come together so quickly?
Bailey: I think everyone was really excited coming into the season with all the new changes and Coach Matt (Thomas) is just a really motivational guy. It’s a good group of guys, a really close knit group and we’re playing within the system and it’s paying off so far.”

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Photos from the 2013 Kendall Classic Hockey Tournament

Check out photos from the 2013 Kendall Classic Hockey Tournament where the Seawolves battled the the Falcons and Quinnipiac.

UAA Seawolves win third straight Kendall Classic

The 2013 Kendall Classic took place Oct. 11-12. Friday night’s games brought plenty of action as the University of Alaska Fairbanks opened the Kendall Classic against the Air Force Academy.

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Updated: Thomas tabbed as UAA head hockey coach

After a prolonged and dramatic search, Matt Thomas has been chosen to spearhead the new era of Seawolf hockey. UAA vice chancellor Dr. Bill Spindle made the announcement Tuesday that Thomas landed the head coaching job.

Thomas comes to the program fresh off an appearance in the ECHL Finals as head coach of the Stockton Thunder. He’ll end his time in Stockton with a 163-127-39 record.

“Thomas2”: Taken from StocktonThunder.com, shot by unknown

Matt Thomas tabbed as UAA hockey coach

After a prolonged and dramatic search, Matt Thomas has been chosen to spearhead the new era of Seawolf hockey. UAA vice chancellor Dr. Bill Spindle made the announcement Tuesday that Thomas landed the head-coaching job.

Thomas comes to the program fresh off an appearance in the ECHL Finals as head coach of the Stockton Thunder. He’ll end his time in Stockton with a 163-127-39 record.

Prior to the Thunder, Thomas was acting as both head coach and general manager of the ECHL’s Fresno Falcons.

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First two hockey coach forums in the bag

The search to replace Dave Shyiak is in full effect. The first two candidates have officially wrapped up their public forums. Like athletic director Steve Cobb has stated before, the influence these events have on the upcoming decision is up in the air.

Search for new hockey coach down to final four

After a “rigorous search process” directed by Dr. Steve Cobb, the UAA Athletics Department has nailed its coaching choices down to four men: Chris Brown, Michael Corbett, Gary Heenan, and Damon Whitten.

Gunderson protects the net.  (Photo by Brad Rempel / courtesy of goseawolves.com)

Getting a player’s perspective on the Shyiak firing

On the heels of Dave Shyiak’s firing, I sat down with junior goaltender Rob Gunderson to gain a player’s perspective on the situation.

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