Why, The Blog hardly even knows where to start -- there was that much Alaska-connected stuff in the hockey world tonight, and we're gonna get to a big chunk of it.
In the AHL, erstwhile Alaska Aces defenseman Corey Syvret played his first game for the Toronto Marlies since he was loaned to them. He was even, with one shot on goal and an interference penalty in a 6-2 win at St. John's, which might remember is coached by former Aces bench boss and captain Keith McCambridge, and includes former UAA winger Kevin Clark.
Also in the A, former Aces defenseman Russ Sinkewich had an even rating and three shots on goal for Portland in a 6-3 win at Bridgeport.
And former UAA center Paul Crowder, called up to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from ECHL Wheeling, played in the Penguins' 2-1 win over Adirondack. He was -1.
Speaking of the A, Tim Wallace of Anchorage tied a franchise record Friday, when he had four points (1-3--4) for Charlotte in a 7-0 win over Oklahoma City.
In the ECHL, former Aces center Chris Langkow had one goal and one assist for South Carolina in a 3-1 win at Trenton.
On to the college game, where Michigan State sophomore winger Tanner Sorenson of Anchorage scored one goal and assisted on another in a 4-1 win over No. 2-ranked Notre Dame and goaltender Steve Summerhays of Anchorage. Sorenson, a true sophomore -- no junior pucks for him -- owns 6-5--11 totals in 22 games.
And UAF completed a weekend sweep at Michigan with a 4-1 victory spurred by two goals each from Cody Kunyk and Adam Henderson, and 30 saves from John Keeney.
The Nanooks improved to 8-8-4 overall and 6-7-3 in the 11-team CCHA, where they sit seventh, one point out of sixth place.