ALASKA ANCHORAGE (4-19-7, 2-18-6 WCHA) vs. ALASKA FAIRBANKS (14-14-4, 12-13-3 CCHA)
March 1-2, 2013 at the Carlson Center/Sullivan Arena
Game Times: 7:05/7:07 p.m. AST

MEDIA
    FRIDAY

Live Stats: AlaskaNanooks.com
Live Audio: Kurt Haider on KTZN 550 AM /GoSeawolves.com ($),
/ iHeart Radio / UAA iPhone app
Live Video Stream: AmericaONE ($)
Live Television: GCI Channel 1
Game Updates: UAA’s Facebook & Twitter

    SATURDAY
Live Stats: GoSeawolves.com
Live Audio: Kurt Haider on KTZN 550 AM /GoSeawolves.com ($),
/ iHeart Radio / UAA iPhone app
Live Video Stream: GoSeawolves.com (free)
Television: GCI Channel 1 - tape delayed at 10:30 p.m. AST
Game Updates: UAA’s Facebook & Twitter

PROMOTIONS & EVENTS
- 20% off airfares – Discount code: ECMA130 at Alaskaair.com

- UAA vs. UAF Alumni Game at 2 p.m. AST at the Sullivan Arena (see roster on page 7)
- 1st Annual Tailgate Party at 5:30 p.m. AST in the Sullivan Arena Parking Lot
- UAA Seawolves will sign autographs following Gov. Cup game
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THIS WEEK: The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves face in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks in the annual Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup in a home-and-home series on March 1-2. The teams will go head-to-head at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks at 7:05 p.m. AST on Friday night, before a 7:07 p.m. AST start on Saturday night at the Sullivan Arena.

THE SERIES – UAA vs. UAF
OVERALL: UAA leads 82-52-11  AT UAA: UAA leads 48-20-5   AT UAF: UAA leads 34-32-6
LAST MEETING: Feb. 25, 2012 (UAF won, 3-1) STREAK: UAF 1
NOTES: UAF leads the Cup record, 11-8 … after UAA won three straight from 2006-09, UAF captured the Cup title in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... UAA leads 8-4-1 in the last 13 outings ... since bench boss Dave Shyiak took the reins, the Seawolves are 11-7-2 against UAF ... the Governor’s Cup, which started during the 1993-94 season, has gone into a shootout to determine the winner on six occasions – last was 2012, with UAF winning the shootout, 3-2 ... in 2008-09, the Governor’s Cup returned to a two-game format – the Cup started as a two-game contest and continued for six seasons before changing to a four-game format for nine seasons ... following this series, the format will likely return to a four-game series with the addition of UAF to the WCHA.

    ALASKA AIRLINES GOVERNOR’S CUP HISTORY

    Year    Winner    Results       
    1993-94    UAF    Tied 1-1, UAF wins shootout, 3-1
    1994-95    UAA    Tied 1-1, UAA wins shootout, 2-1
    1995-96    UAA    UAA wins, 1-0-1
    1996-97    UAA    UAA wins, 2-0-0
    1997-98    UAF    UAF wins, 1-0-1
    1998-99    UAF    Tied 1-1, UAF wins shootout, 2-0
    1999-00    UAA    UAA wins, 3-1-0
    2000-01    UAA    UAA wins, 3-0-1
    2001-02    UAF    UAF wins, 3-1-0
    2002-03    UAF    UAF wins, 3-1-0
    2003-04    UAF    Tied 2-2, UAF wins shootout, 3-2
    2004-05    UAF    UAF wins, 2-1-1
    2005-06    UAF    UAF wins, 3-0-1
    2006-07    UAA    UAA wins, 3-0-1
    2007-08    UAA    UAA wins, 3-0-1
    2008-09    UAA    UAA wins, 2-0
    2009-10    UAF    UAF wins, 2-0
    2010-11    UAF    Tied 1-1, UAF wins shootout, 2-0
    2011-12    UAF    Tied 1-1, UAF wins shootout, 3-2


SCOUTING THE NANOOKS: The Nanooks enter the series with UAA following a CCHA split with Michigan State (0-1, 4-2) on Feb. 22-23 ... the win on Saturday broke a four-game losing streak for UAF after they defeated Ohio State, 6-1 on Feb. 8 ... in the last eight games, UAF is 2-6-0 after winning six straight from Jan. 11-26 ... the Nanooks are led offensively by senior F Andy Taranto (12-12–24), junior F Cody Kunyk (8-16–24) and freshman F Tyler Morley (10-8–18) ... dressing in 22 games for UAF is freshman G John Keeney (.906 sv%, 2.46 gaa, 10-9-3).

LAST TIME vs. ALASKA FAIRBANKS:
The Seawolves split a non-conference home-and-home series with in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks on Feb. 24-25, 2012 ... UAA won on Friday night at the Sullivan Arena, 3-2, before UAF won at the Carlson Center, 3-1 ... with the split, the teams competed in a shootout, with UAF prevailing, 3-2, to gain its third straight Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup title ... on Friday night, the Seawolves used three goals – from freshman F Eric Scheid, senior F/D Curtis Leinweber and then-sophomore F Brett Cameron –  in the second frame to gain the win in front of a season-high 5,421 fans ... despite getting the first goal Saturday by then-junior F Daniel Naslund, UAF won the game with two goals in the second and one in the third to force the shootout.

LAST TIME OUT: The Seawolves see Alaska Fairbanks following a WCHA home sweep by then-No. 16 Nebraska Omaha, 3-0, 6-5 ... UAA was shut out for the sixth time of the season on Friday, before returning on Saturday with a season-high four power-play goals ... UAA scored first and led 1-0 after the first with a goal by freshman F Blake Tatchell ... the Seawolves then led 4-3 following the second period with two tallies by freshman D Blake Leask and one from sophomore D Derek Docken ... along with a goal by junior F Matt Bailey in the third, UNO found two of their own in the third and the game-winning strike with just 32 seconds left in OT.

SEAWOLF BITES:
On Feb. 15, UAA posted a season-low 10 shots on goal and never went on the power-play – a season first … all of the opponents that have shut out UAA are currently ranked in the top-16 of the USCHO.com Men’s Division I Poll … on Feb. 16, the Seawolves posted a season-high four power-play goals – the first time since Dec. 9, 2011 against Colorado College (4-for-11) – while allowing just one man-advantage strike for the Mavericks ... UAA also furnished a season-high three goals in the second period ... on Feb. 1-2, Seawolves forged their sixth and seventh ties of the season, is now one short of the program record of eight (2007-08) ... the junior class is leading the Seawolves with 48 points, 18 goals and eight power-play tallies ... the freshman class is a close second with 44 points and a team-high 31 assists ... after the OT game on Feb. 16, the Seawolves have played in nine games that have gone into sudden death, going 0-2-7 ... the Seawolves currently have four shorthanded goals – the most since scoring 10 in 2010 ... currently, 7 Seawolves have dressed in all 30 contests ... the Seawolves completed the month of October with a 2-2-2 (.500) record – their best winning percentage in the opening month since the 2008-09 slate when they went 4-2-1 (.642) ... UAA earned its first WCHA point of the season with the 3-3 tie on Oct. 27 – UAA’s first non-loss at UND since Nov. 14, 2008 ... at the completion of four of the six non-conference games this season, UAA is 2-1-1 … Dave Shyiak is 18-8-6 (.656) all-time in the first four games and picked up his 80th career win on Feb. 8 at MTU … the Seawolves claimed their second straight Kendall Hockey Classic title on Oct. 12-13 … UAA is now, 22-14-10 overall in the Classic ... UAA is now 8-3-5 in under Shyiak in the Kendall Hockey Classic, with titles in 2006, 2011 and 2012 ... the Seawolves are now 6-0-2 in season-openers under Shyiak ... UAA hasn’t lost a season-opener since 2000 against Michigan State (5-4); since then, UAA has gone 9-0-3 in season-openers ... the shutout on Oct. 12 was only the second for UAA in a season-opener in 35 years of program history, along with a 4-0 win against Niagara in the 1999 Classic.
 
PLAYER NOTES:
On Feb. 16, two defensemen scored tallies for UAA – including two by freshman D Blake Leask … Leask’s tally at :33 seconds into the second was the first of his collegiate career … both of Leask’s goals came on the man advantage and he leads all UAA defensemen this season with 10 points … also scoring for UAA was D Derek Docken, breaking a 19-game scoreless drought ... freshman F Blake Tatchell scored the game’s first tally of the night, giving him eight goals this season ... Tatchell leads UAA with 23 points and 15 assists ... Tatchell, whose three-game point streak (2-4–6) came to an end on Feb. 9, currently ranks No. 17 in the nation with .77 points per game ... Tatchell’s eight goals rank him tied for No. 22 on the all-time UAA rookie list and are the most for a UAA freshman since Matt Bailey posted 10 in 2010-11 ... Tatchell leads UAA by scoring at least one point in 16 of the 30 games this season ... recording a multi-point night was junior F/D Quinn Sproule with two assists – the third multi-point game of his career ... picking up an assist was junior F Jordan Kwas ... Kwas’ career- and team- high six game point streak (3-6–9) came to an end on Feb. 15 ... Kwas’ power-play goal on Feb. 8 was his team-leading fifth of the season, while his game-winning strike was the second of his career ... Kwas owns nine career power-play goals, with just 15 goals coming at even strength ... the Cochrane, Alberta, native now leads current UAA skaters with 58 points ... failing to register a point against UNO was sophomore F Scott Allen ... Allen leads UAA with 11 goals this season … Allen (11-6–17), who was named to the Kendall Hockey Classic all-tournament team in October, has easily bypassed his goal total from his rookie campaign (3) … posting an assist on Feb. 15 was Bailey – he leads all current UAA skaters with 11 career multi-point games and 26 career goals.