Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup decided this weekend
Alaska Anchorage will play its final series of the season when it hosts in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks in the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup. The battle for the cup is even as the two teams each have one win.
Alaska Anchorage leads the all-time series with Alaska Fairbanks 92-67-12 and leads the series in Anchorage 49-26-7. The Seawolves have won three of the last four games against the Nanooks.
Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup
Alaska Fairbanks won the inaugural Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup in 1993-94 and has won the cup 14 times. Alaska Anchorage has raised the Cup 11 times with its win in 2008-09. UAF’s three Cups won in 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 were forfeited. UAA trails 35-38-7 in games against UAF in the Governor’s Cup.
Alaska Anchorage will honor the five seniors, Cam Amantea, Nils Rygaard, Nicolas Erb-Ekholm, Marlcolm Hayes and Jeremiah Luedtke, before and after this Saturday’s game. The senior class has tallied 113 points (45 goals and 68 assists) in 392 career games for UAA. The senior class leads the team in goals (20), assists (20) and points (40).
Senior Nicolas Erb-Ekholm appeared in his 100th game for the Seawolves last week. The Malmo, Sweden, native tallied his sixth assist of the season in the contest and followed up with an assist the following the night. Erb-Ekholm is currently on a three-game point streak (one goal and two assists). He leads the team with 19 career goals.
Don’t Score First
All three of UAA’s wins this season have come after the opponent scores first.
Sophomore Jordan Xavier is the only skater on this year’s team who has not been whistled for a penalty.
Late Game Goals
UAA scores more goals the longer the game goes on. The Seawolves have scored 15 goals in the third period, 13 in the second and 10 in the first.
Last Time Out
Last week Michigan Tech swept both games (3-2, 3-1) against Alaska Anchorage in the Copper Country.