Seawolves travel for showdown in the Gopher hole.

Leighann Seaman
Leighann Seaman

This week, the second of conference season play for UAA, the hockey team will be traveling to Minnesota for two games against the Golden Gophers. As of last week, going in to the games against North Dakota, the Seawolves had a record of 2-2-0.

Recently in the Brice Goal Rush the Seawolves gave two strong performances. The defense particularly shined, shutting down RPI with a 3-0 final score. It was a pretty even matchup against Roger Morris but eventually too much time in the penalty box was the Seawolves downfall.

“With too many players off the ice, good teams will capitalize on situations like that,” said UAA Head Coach Dave Shyiak.

The Colonials did capitalize on that and came up with a 3-5 win.

“We feel strong, but we continue working on consistency, we’re still a little topsy-turvy”, said coach Shyiak. “We’re staying focused and taking it with a game to game approach.”

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are Ranked second in the nation, and will be hosting UAA on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. Last year the Gophers finished with an overall record of 17-13-7 and averaged 3.2 goals per game.

The Gophers have a relatively experienced team this year with only four freshmen. Junior goaltender Alex Kangas and senior defenseman David Fischer are both a couple of key players on defense. Junior Forward Patrick White and Senior Tony Lucia are both strong players on the offensive. This will be Minnesota’s third week of official play.