The Blog is so old he can't even remember what prompted him to look this up, or how he stumbled upon it tonight, but former UAA winger/defenseman Curtis Leinweber is killing it across the pond for the Edinburgh Capitals in the Great Britain-based Elite Ice Hockey League.
Leinweber owns 13-19--32 totals, with seven power-play strikes, in 23 games for the Caps. Former UAA winger Jade Portwood, his teammate in green and gold for four seasons and still his teammate, missed nearly three months with an injury but has been back playing games for a month with Edinburgh and owns 7-11--18 totals in 21 games. Portwood is 6-2--8 in 11 games since coming back from that injury.
Here's how some other Alaska connections are doing over there:
+Eagle River's Bill Bagron owns 13-30--43 totals in 36 games for the Dundee Stars.
+Former UAA and Alaska Aces goaltender John DeCaro is 30-10-3 with a 2.54 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and one shutout for the Sheffield Steelers.
+Former Aces defenseman Tyson Marsh is 4-20--24 in 38 games for the Cardiff Devils, and his teammate, former UAA blueliner Mark Smith, is 5-9--14 in 45 games.
+Former Ace Benn Olson continues to dominate the league in penalty minutes with the Coventry Blaze -- he's got 340 PIMs and 3-9-12 totals in 43 games.
+Former Ace Jeff Smith is 1-10--11 in 40 games for the Hull Stingrays, and his teammate Shane Lovdahl of Anchorage, the former Seawolf, is 0-10--10 in 40 games.
+And former UAA defenseman Matt Hanson checks is with 2-14--16 totals in 34 games with the Braehead Clan.