ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage head coach Matt Thomas and Athletic Director Keith Hackett announced the 2017-18 Seawolf hockey schedule on Thursday. The slate will include 14 Western Collegiate Hockey Association series and will feature a six-game Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup.
The 2017-18 season will be highlighted by the 25th annual Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup, which will move to a six-game series with four contests doubling as WCHA games. The Cup will start Oct. 20-21 when the Seawolves and Nanooks compete in a non-conference, home-and-away series. The in-state rivals will meet in Anchorage on Friday, before a quick turnaround to Fairbanks on Saturday.
For WCHA points and bragging rights, the Seawolves will take on the Nanooks at the Sullivan Arena on Dec. 8-9, before the regular-season series finale on Feb. 23-24 in Fairbanks.
The 39th season of Seawolf Hockey will open with powerhouse North Dakota, Oct. 6-7 at the Sullivan Arena with a pair of non-conference games. The Seawolves will take on the Fighting Hawks, who made it to the NCAA West Regional Semifinals before falling to Boston University in double overtime in March.
UAA will continue non-conference play when they take on former-WCHA member Colorado College, Oct. 13-14 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Seawolves' 25th season in the WCHA will start with a pair of road games at Lake Superior State, Nov. 3-4. UAA will also travel to Alabama Huntsville (Nov. 10-11), Ferris State (Dec. 1-2), Bemidji State (Dec. 15-16), Bowling Green (Jan. 19-20), Minnesota State (Feb. 2-3).
Meanwhile, the Seawolves will entertain six conference series at the Sullivan Arena including the home, WCHA opener vs. Michigan Tech on Nov. 17-18. UAA will also host MSU (Jan. 5-6), UAH (Jan. 12-13), Northern Michigan (Jan. 26-27), LSSU (Feb. 9-10) and BGSU (Feb. 15-16).
Dates and locations for the exhibition game and Green & Gold scrimmage will be announced soon.
Hockey season-ticket packages go on sale on June 26. Packages start at $150 – under $9 a game – and are $350 for padded, center ice seating. Additionally, youth (18 years old and under) can purchase ticket packages that get them into all sports' regular-season contests for just $50.
UAA has also expanded the wet section to include section 109, along with 101, 103, 105 and 107 at the Sullivan Arena. Must be 21+ years old with proper identification.
For questions or to order season packages, please call 907.786.7811. More information, surf to GoSeawolves.com.
2017-18 Seawolf Hockey Schedule
Oct. 6 vs. North Dakota (NC)
Oct. 7 vs. North Dakota (NC)
Oct. 13 at Colorado College (NC)
Oct. 14 at Colorado College (NC)
Oct. 20 vs. Alaska Fairbanks^ (NC)
Oct. 21 at Alaska Fairbanks^ (NC)
Nov. 3 at Lake Superior State*
Nov. 4 at Lake Superior State*
Nov. 10 at Alabama Huntsville*
Nov. 11 at Alabama Huntsville*
Nov. 17 vs. Michigan Tech*
Nov. 18 vs. Michigan Tech*
Dec. 1 at Ferris State*
Dec. 2 at Ferris State*
Dec. 8 vs. Alaska Fairbanks*^
Dec. 9 vs. Alaska Fairbanks*^
Dec. 15 at Bemidji State*
Dec. 16 at Bemidji State*
Jan. 5 vs. Minnesota State*
Jan. 6 vs. Minnesota State*
Jan. 12 vs. Alabama Huntsville*
Jan. 13 vs. Alabama Huntsville*
Jan. 19 at Bowling Green*
Jan. 20 at Bowling Green*
Jan. 26 vs. Northern Michigan*
Jan. 27 vs. Northern Michigan*
Feb. 2 at Minnesota State*
Feb. 3 at Minnesota State*
Feb. 9 vs. Lake Superior State*
Feb. 10 vs. Lake Superior State*
Feb. 15 vs. Bowling Green*
Feb. 16 vs. Bowling Green*
Feb. 23 at Alaska Fairbanks*^
Feb. 24 at Alaska Fairbanks*^
* WCHA games
^ Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup
Home games in Bold