Governor’s Cup: Part II

Elusive Governor's Cup up for grabs this weekend

Seawolves hockey flattened 6-0 in home opener

UAA pummeled by Gophers in season opener

UAA hockey loses back-to-back vs. Alabama-Hunstville

With two weekend games, the Seawolves almost claim one victory but ends up short, resulting in two consecutive losses.

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.

Seawolves swept by No. 20 Bemidji State

UAA opened Western Collegiate Hockey Association play with an away series against the 20th-ranked Bemidji State Beavers, who is undefeated in the conference.The Beavers...

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.

Nanooks send UAA packing in 3-2 win

Tyler Morley's two goals makes it a senior night to remember

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...

Beavers spoil senior sendoff, sweep Seawolves

The UAA Hockey team played in two different types of games this past weekend against the Bemidji State Beavers. One was a low-scoring affair where scoring chances were at a premium. The other, a wide-open and high-scoring contest in which both teams had chances aplenty.

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.”

UAA bounced out of WCHA postseason

-With collaboration from Patrick McCormick The wave of momentum that the Seawolves rode into St. Paul, Minnesota and the WCHA Final Five Playoffs came crashing...

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.

Big Ten Hockey conference will have negative ripple effect

Throughout this college hockey season, there have been whispers of a new conference coming into existence, and reshaping the landscape of the current college hockey world. As the season progressed, those whispers grew more and more tumultuous until the official announcement transformed those whispers into ear-splitting realizations. On Mar. 21, the Big Ten Conference released plans for the formation of a six-team hockey conference that would commence play in the 2012-13 season.

Behind the decision to fire Shyiak

A statement was released March 27 by UAA announcing that the head coach of the hockey team, Dave Shyiak, will be departing from the program.

UAA hit road in search of critical points

It’s getting closer and closer to crunch time in the WCHA. That can only mean that every point earned in the league standings will...

Nanooks clinch Governor’s Cup, 3-2 loss in Friday’s game

Seawolves give up two power play goals in 3-2 loss

Anchorage or bust: The former homes of UAA hockey’s freshmen players

For many of the incoming college freshmen, the arrival to UAA in the Fall will the first step they make toward living out a...

Hockey homecoming is a nontraditional start to fall

Homecoming was a big deal in high school. Between dress-up days and football games, the week that preceded the ultimate dance party was the...

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.

Timely goals help Seawolves to road sweep over No. 17 Michigan Tech

Hockey earns first road sweep outside Alaska since 2011

Governor’s Cup primer

The Governor’s Cup is here. The first game between the Seawolves and Nanooks will take place in Fairbanks, then the clubs will head to Anchorage to complete the two-game duel. For the Seawolves, this is a chance to erase some bad memories of the 2013 season. The rivalry hasn’t reached Lakers-Celtics proportions, but taking out the Nanooks would lessen the blow of their disappointing year.

Five ways to get to the Governor’s Cup

Road trip For the die hard Seawolf fan and college student, this is likely the most feasible option. By inviting two buddies to come...

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...

Nanooks force shoot-out, take sixth consecutive Governor’s Cup

Following the last meeting between the UAA Seawolves and University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks at the beginning of spring semester, the clubs’ respective seasons...

College hockey realignment carousel keeps on spinning

The revolving door of the college hockey world saw another two teams relocate this past week to new conferences. Leaving the WCHA is the St. Cloud State Huskies, a program who had sated in the conference since the 1990-91season. The Huskies are headed to the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) after they received an official invite to join the new super-conference that had seen five WCHA teams commit to playing beginning in the 2013-14 season.

Seawolves surrender to bad bounces lose pair at home to MSU

The UAA Hockey team got a cruel reminder of just how unfair the game of hockey can be this past weekend. A pair of fluke goals turned out to be the game winners for Minnesota State as they took a 3-2 win on Feb. 10.

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.

UAA gives strong showing in 2010 Kendall Classic

Though the North Dakota Fighting Sioux may have skated off with the 2010 Kendall Classic title, the UAA Seawolves were by far and away...

UAA hits road against Duluth

The Seawolf hockey team is ready to open the book on the 2010-11 WCHA campaign as they go to battle with the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. UAA...