The University of Alaska Anchorage will play its final non-conference series of the season this weekend against Alaska Fairbanks in the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup. The six-game series opens Friday in Anchorage before moving North to Fairbanks for Saturday’s game.
Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup
This year’s Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup will feature six games, three in Anchorage and three in Fairbanks. UAF holds a slight 34-33-7 all-time record in the Cup.
Alaska Anchorage leads the all-time series with Alaska Fairbanks 89-62-12 and the Seawolves lead 50-22-7 in games played in Anchorage. UAA is 39-39-5 all-time against UAF in Fairbanks.
Senior Olivier Mantha passed Paul Krake (1989-92) for first in career saves at UAA after recording 68 saves in the two-game series at Colorado College. He currently has 2,645 saves for his career. Krake finished his career with 2,637 saves. Mantha leads all goalies in the nation with 142 saves this year. Mantha needs just 453 minutes to pass Krake for first in career minutes at UAA.
Two freshmen scored their first career goals for UAA last weekend. Trey deGraaf scored his first career goal at 17:55 of the second period in Saturday’s loss at Colorado College. Cameron Trott recorded his first career point Saturday at CC with an assist on Tad Kozun’s power-play goal and followed up with his first career goal at 14:00 of the third period. The game marked the first multi-point game of Trott’s career.
Senior Tad Kozun scored his first goal of the season Saturday at Colorado College. The Nipawin, Saskatchewan, native leads all active players at UAA in goals (25), points (56) and games played (104).
Alaska Anchorage scored a pair of power-play goals at Colorado College last weekend. The last time UAA scored two power-play goals in a game was at Penn State on Nov. 11, 2016.
Senior Austin Azurdia recorded a pair of assists at Colorado College last Saturday for his first multi-point game since Jan. 17, 2016 at Lake Superior State.
UAA recorded a season-high 26 shots at Colorado College on Friday.
Last Time Out
Alaska Anchorage dropped both games at Colorado College last weekend. The Tigers won the opening game of the series 6-1 and followed up with a 3-2 win Saturday night. Mason Bergh led the Tigers with a hat-trick in Saturday’s win. Cameron Trott (1-1–2) and Austin Azurdia (0-2–2) each tallied multi-point games for the Seawolves Saturday.
Alaska Anchorage will open WCHA play at Lake Superior State Nov. 3-4.