ALASKA FAIRBANKS (4-10-2, 2-8-2 WCHA) VS.ALASKA ANCHORAGE (8-6-2, 5-4-1 WCHA)
Dec. 11-12, 2015
7:07 p.m. AST at Sullivan Arena
Live Video/Audio: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/uaahockey/
Live Stats: CollegeHockeyStats.net
Live TV: GCI Channel 1 and Channel 999 (HD)
Social Media: Facebook – Alaska Anchorage Seawolves
Twitter – @UAAHockey, #UAASeawolves
Instagram – UAA_Seawolves
SnapChat – UAASeawolves
Coaches Corner: Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Varsity Sports Grill in the Alaska Airlines Center. The event will feature UAA head coach Matt Thomas and host David Tuttle. Reserve your table at OpenTable.
TICKETS & PROMOTIONS
Single-game tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the door for just $10. Fans can also purchase an eight-game punch card for $65 at the Alaska Airlines box office.
At the Saturday women’s basketball game, patrons can get a $5 ticket when they bring in their hockey ticket from Friday night’s hockey game. Additionally, at the Saturday hockey game, patrons can get a $5 ticket when they bring in their women’s basketball ticket from Saturday’s game.
THIS WEEK: The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves return to the Sullivan Arena, Dec. 11-12 to host in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks in Game 1 and 2 of the annual Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup … the puck is scheduled to drop at 7:07 p.m. AST both nights.
THE SERIES - UAA vs. UAF
OVERALL: UAA leads 86-59-11 AT UAA: UAA leads, 49-24-5
LAST MEETING: March 7, 2015 (UAF won, 3-2) STREAK: UAF 2
NOTES: The rivals meet following UAF’s sixth straight Cup title in 2014-15 ... UAA won the first two Cup games last season in Fairbanks, before the Nanooks retaliated with two wins in Anchorage to force the all decisive shootout (UAF won the shootout, 1-0) … the Seawolves lead the all-time series record, 86-59-11 and at UAA, 49-24-5 … these will be the 157th and 158th all-time meetings between the teams ... the Seawolves and Nanooks square off with UAF leading the all-time Cup record, 11-8 … after UAA won three straight from 2006-09, UAF captured the Cup title in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 but due to NCAA violations, UAF’s Cup titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012 have been vacated … the Governor’s Cup, which started during the 1993-94 season, has gone into a shootout to determine the winner on eight occasions – last was 2015, with UAF winning the shootout, 1-0 ... this is the third time since 2007-08 that the Governor’s Cup is a four-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 … in 2008-09 the Cup reverted back to a two-game format up until 2013-14.
SCOUTING THE NANOOKS: The Nanooks are in a four-game losing streak and a seven-game winless streak with their last win coming Nov. 13 at Bemidji State (4-3) ... UAF was swept at home by Michigan Tech (4-1, 3-1) and Lake Superior State (4-2, 2-0) the last two weekends ... UAF is 4-10-2 overall and sit tied for last in the WCHA with six points at 2-8-2 ... the Nanooks are led by senior F Tyler Morley (7-6–13), sophomore F Peter Krieger (2-10–12) and sophomore Zach Frye (2-9–11) ... dressing in nine games between the pipes is junior G Davis Jones (.887sv%, 3.47gaa, 2-7-0), while freshman G Jesse Jenks (.928sv%, 2.24gaa, 2-3-2) has played in seven games ... the Nanooks are coached by eighth-year head coach Dallas Ferguson.
SEAWOLF BITES: UAA and UAF square off after the Seawolves swept then-No. 17 Michigan Tech Huskies in Houghton, 3-2, 3-2, on Dec. 4-5 … the Seawolves collected their first road sweep in Houghton since Jan. 15-16, 2010 (6-2, 5-4) ... following the sweep, UAA is 8-6-2 overall, already matching their win total from last season 8-22-4 … UAA is 5-4-1 in league play, good for 11 points, where they sit tied for sixth place, the Seawolves already are just one point shy of matching their point total from last season (5-21-2) ... UAA is 7-0-2 when scoring first and 1-6-0 when opponents score first ... UAA has its three top scorers in the top-25 of the overall WCHA point list … UAA is ranked No. 2 in the WCHA’s scoring offense, averaging 2.69 goals per game … the UAA underclassmen are leading the Seawolves with a combined 75 points – 65% of UAA’s scoring ... the Seawolves need one more win for their 500th all-time victory … with the UAA win Oct. 9, the Seawolves remain unbeaten in season openers at 11-0-3 ... the last season-opener loss came from Michigan State in 2000 … the loss on Oct. 10, ended a 11-game unbeaten streak in the Classic (8-0-3).
PLAYER NOTES: Picking up WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday was sophomore G Olivier Mantha … Mantha is 7-6-2, and owns a 2.63 goals-against average and .914 save percentage after stopping 34 shots on Dec. 4 and 30 on Dec. 5 … on Friday, freshman F Sean MacTavish furnished his first collegiate goals with two against the Huskies ... meanwhile, sophomore F Tad Kozun picked up his team-leading eighth goal of the season with the game winner ... following an assist on Dec. 5, Kozun enters this weekend with a three-game point streak (2-1–3) ... Kozun also leads the Seawolves with four-power play goals ... on Saturday, the Seawolves twice came back to tie the game before junior F Brad Duwe netted the game-winning goal in the third period – the last time Duwe scored was in the season opener against Arizona State, Oct. 9 ... the junior class leads UAA with four game-winning strikes ... assisting on Kozun’s strike was senior F Blake Tatchell Friday … with the helper, Tatchell leads the Seawolves with 11 assists on the season and has 94 career points ... he needs six more to become the 23rd Seawolf with 100 career points … Tatchell also leads the Seawolves with 15 points on the season … one of UAA’s assistant captains, Tatchell has dressed in 124 career games and ranks tied for No. 57 in the all-time UAA list.
NATIONAL POLLS: At 8-6-2, the Seawolves received four votes in the latest USCHO.com Div. I Men’s Poll ... leading the field was Providence at No. 1, with Quinnipiac trailing at No. 2 ... top of the poll for the WCHA is No. 14 Bowling Green ... the last time UAA was ranked was Oct. 20, 2014 ... the Seawolves were predicted to finish ninth in the Mankato Free Press WCHA men’s Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll and 10th in the Bemidji Pioneer WCHA Men’s Hockey Preseason Media Poll.
COACHES CORNER: Every Thursday prior to a home series at the Sullivan Arena, fans can head to the Varsity Sports Grill in the Alaska Airlines Center, from 6-7 p.m. ADT to listen to head coach Matt Thomas and host David Tuttle ... the dynamic duo will rehash the previous series before looking at the upcoming opponent ... additionally, a UAA player will join and visiting coach when available ... free prizes will also be raffled off.