Seawolves begin home stand against Colorado College at the Sully

The UAA hockey team will host Colorado College in the teams’ second series of the season.

They last time the two teams met, the Seawolves defeated the Colorado College Tigers, then ranked fifth in the nation, 3-2 to earn a split of the series.

The win came the night after the Tigers shut out UAA by a score of 5-0.

This follows the trend that the ‘Wolves have fallen into for nearly half of the season so far, establishing themselves as a Saturday-night team. In eight WCHA series, UAA has lost the Friday night game and come back to win the Saturday game. Two of the four series that the Seawolves didn’t come back to win on Saturday were only lost by one goal. Only this last Friday, Jan, 15, did they finally win a Friday game, against Michigan Tech.

Senior Kevin Clark and junior Tommy Grant have established themselves at the top of the Seawolves’ scoring totals, with 14 points each though UAA’s series against Denver at the beginning of January. Clark leads the team in goals, with eight and ranked second on he team in penalty minutes, clocking in with 19 penalties for 49 minutes – the team leader is freshman Chris Crowell, most of those being compiled after time expired in the ‘Wolves’ last-minute loss to Denver on Jan. 9.

Junior forward Sean Wiles has established himself as an offensive threat as well, chipping in six goals and four assists in his first 18 games. Three of his nine points came against UAA’s win over Colorado College earlier this season when he scored two goals and added an assist on freshman Daniel Naslund’s game-winning goal. Naslund leads the team’s freshman in points, with eight in his first 20 games as a Seawolf.

Look for sophomore transfer Brad Gorham to make an impact for the Seawolves for the rest of the season. Gorham became eligible to play after the end of the fall semester and scored a point in UAA’s extremely hard-fought series against Denver on Jan. 8 and 9.

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Three of UAA’s last four series have been on the road. Their last home series was on Dec. 4 and 5 when St. Cloud State swept the Seawolves by scores of 3-1 and 3-2.

The Seawolves begin a four-game home stand on Jan. 15 and 16 against Colorado College and then finish it off on Jan. 29 and 30 against Minnesota. The games will all take place at 7:07 p.m. at the Sullivan Arena.