Shyiak announces 2012-13 hockey slate
ANCHORAGE - The 2012-13 University of Alaska Anchorage hockey schedule was announced Friday by Seawolf head coach Dave Shyiak.
UAA's 34-game schedule includes 17 home dates and two in-season tournaments. The Seawolves, who will play six non-conference games against five different opponents, alternate home and road series for the majority of the season, with the exception two home series surrounding the Holiday Break.
The 34th season of Seawolf hockey commences with the 21st edition of the Kendall Hockey Classic on Oct. 12-13. The Seawolves will look to defend their Classic title when they host Air Force, Canisius and Alaska Fairbanks. The Seawolves will head north for the fifth annual Alaska Goal Rush tournament in Fairbanks on Oct. 19-20, where they play North Dakota and Merrimak, respectively.
The 20th season of Western Collegiate Hockey Association action for UAA begins Oct. 26-27 as it travels to North Dakota for the first of seven conference road series. The Seawolves will also travel to Bemidji State (Nov. 23-24), Minnesota State (Dec. 7-8), Minnesota (Jan. 11-12), Wisconsin (Jan. 25-26) and Michigan Tech (Feb. 8-9), before wrapping up the regular season with Denver (March 8-9).
UAA's conference home series are against Minnesota (Nov. 9-10), St. Cloud State (Nov. 30-Dec.1), Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 14-15), Wisconsin (Jan. 4-5), MSU (Jan. 18-19), Colorado College (Feb. 1-2) and Nebraska Omaha (Feb. 15-16).
For the third fifth straight season the Seawolves will face UAF twice in their annual Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup series, as the Alaska schools will play a home-and-home series March 1 (at UAF) and March 2 (at UAA).
UAA will play one exhibition game during the preseason, Oct. 6 against the University of Regina. The location of the exhibition game is still to be determined.
All Seawolf home games, with the exception of the Kendall Hockey Classic, will face off at 7:07 p.m. Full television coverage will be announced later in the fall.
See complete schedule here.