Alaska Anchorage will host former WCHA foe Colorado College in the season and home opener Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 6-7) at Sullivan Arena. Saturday’s game starts at 7:07 pm with Sunday’s starting at 5:07 pm. Alaska Anchorage will host former WCHA foe Colorado College in the season and home opener Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 6-7) at Sullivan Arena. Saturday’s game starts at 7:07 pm with Sunday’s starting at 5:07 pm.
Colorado College leads both the all-time series (56-18-5) and the series in Anchorage (17-12-15). The Tigers lead 3-0-2 in the last five meetings against the Seawolves. UAA’s last win against CC was a 6-3 win in the Mile High State on Dec. 9, 2011.
New Bench Boss
Matt Curley will make his coaching debut this weekend for the Seawolves. The Madrid, N.Y., native was head coach for three years of the EC Red Bulls in Salzburg, Austria, an under-20 development team that competes against professional squads in the Alps Hockey League. Curley had other coaching stops at Bentley (NCAA), Indiana Ice (USHL) and the US National Development Program (USHL).
New Assistant Coaches
Joining coach Curley are a pair of new assistant coaches, Mark Phalon and Matt Bruneteau. Phalon comes to UAA after a three-year stint at Hobart, and Bruneteau spent the last two seasons at Stevenson.
UAA enters the season on the second-longest winning streak in the nation at two games. Minnesota Duluth is riding the longest winning streak at four games.
UAA welcomes a trio of transfers with Div. I experience to this year’s squad. Senior forward Malcom Hayes joins the team after playing three seasons at the University of Maine. Junior defenseman Carmine Buono played two seasons at UMass, and goalie Kris Carlson spent one year at Providence.
The Green and Gold return five players who tallied 10+ points in 2017-18. Nicolas Erb-Ekholm is the top-returning player in points (15) and is tied with Alec Butcher for most goals by a returner (eight).
Guys in Goal
Sophomore Brody Claeys leads a trio of players in goal this season for the Seawolves. The St. Rose, Manitoba, native appeared in seven games for the Seawolves in 2017-18 finishing with a .898 save percentage and a 3.34 goals against average. Freshman Kristian Stead returns after missing last season due to injury, and Kris Carlson comes to UAA after spending one season at Providence.
Last Time Out
Alaska Anchorage defeated Simon Fraser 5-1 in an exhibition game in Eagle River last weekend. UAA had five different players score in the game. The following day the Seawolves held intrasquad game with the Green Team defeating the Gold Team 3-0.
Alaska Anchorage will have two weeks off until they play at Ferris State Oct. 26-27.