The University of Alaska Anchorage will open WCHA play this weekend at Lake Superior State. The Seawolves are the last team to open WCHA play.

Alaska Anchorage leads the all-time series with Lake Superior State 10-5-1, and leads 5-3-1 in games played in Sault Ste. Marie. The Seawolves are 3-1-1 in their last five meetings against the Lakers. LSSU won the first five games in the series that dates back to 1985.

First Points
A pair of Seawolves recorded their first points of the season against UAF. Tomi Hiekkavirta assisted on both UAA goals in the first game of the series against UAF. Jonah Renouf picked up his first point of the season with an assist on Jarrett Brown’s first goal of the season in the first game of the series against Fairbanks.

First Goal
Senior Jarrett Brown scored his first goal of the season in the first game against Alaska Fairbanks. The Beaumont, Alberta, native ranks second on the team with 39 career points (13 goals, 26 assists).

Freshman Phenom
Freshman Jordan Xavier scored a goal in both games against Fairbanks. The Calgary, Alberta, native has scored three goals in six games this season. His three points rank third on the team.

Team Leader
Senior Austin Azurdia recorded his first multi-point game of the season in game two of the series with Fairbanks. The Wenatchee, Wash., native scored the game opening goal and then assisted on Jordan Xavier’s goal in the third period. Azurdia leads the team with five points (1 goal, four assists) this season. He ranks fourth on the team with 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists) in 93 career games.

UAA held UAF to 24 shots in the first game of the series, the fewest by an opponent this season. The Seawolves recorded a season-high 24 shots in the contest.

Last Time Out
Alaska Anchorage dropped both games to in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks in the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup. The Seawolves dropped the opener 6-1 in Anchorage and lost 3-2 the next night in Fairbanks.

Looking Ahead
Alaska Anchorage will travel from Michigan to Alabama to face Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 10-11.