Around the rinks (colleges and pros)

UAA senior defenseman Scott Warner of Anchorage has been promoted from the ranks of the rank and file to assistant captain of the Seawolves, coach Dave Shyiak announced today.

Warner, who joins senior captain Chris Crowell and junior assistant captain Matt Bailey in the leadership group, has played 101 career games at UAA since transferring from Army, where he played one season. This season, he has furnished an assist in eight games, and generated a +1 rating.

Said Shyiak in a press release from UAA: "In speaking with the staff and our upper classmen, we thought Scott would be a great addition to balance out our leadership group in relation to our defensive core. Scott is well respected in the locker room, he is a hard worker and one of our best students.''

After being idle last week, UAA plays a WCHA series at Bemidji State on Friday and Saturday nights.

Speaking of college pucks, here's a few tidbits The Blog didn't get to from the weekend:

--Wisconsin's Alev Kelter of Eagle River had another goal Saturday, and that gives here 8-2--10 totals for the Badger women. She's second on the club in goals and tied for fourth in points.

--Minnesota-Duluth's Zoe Hickel of Anchorage had a goal Saturday. The sophomore owns 4-2--6 totals in 11 games.

--Colorado College senior captain William Rapuzzi of Anchorage leads the Tigers in scoring with 6-8--14 totals in 12 games after earning one goal and three assists in a pair of weekend losses to rival Denver.

--And Amherst goaltender Nathan Corey's pair of 1-0 shutouts of Hamilton to open the Division III season -- he stopped 48 shots on the weekend -- gives the senior from Anchorage seven shutouts in just 17 career starts.

And on the pro front in the ECHL:

--South Carolina forward Hunter Bishop of Fairbanks had two goals Saturday in a 3-2 win over Florida and leads the Stingrays in goals with 7-4--11 totals in 16 games.