Jaromir Blagr: The Hockey Blog

Zoe Hickel and Jordan Smelker will skate for the U.S. women's national team in the Four Nations Cup in Sweden next month.Doyle Woody
The Aces get their season going Friday morning with the opening practice of training camp.Doyle Woody
Given all the travel the Seawolves do, coach Matt Thomas said he's doing away with the traditional game-day morning skate in favor of giving his team more rest.Doyle Woody
The Alaska Aces, heading into their 13th season in the ECHL, open training camp Friday morning.Doyle Woody
The winger from Anchorage, who finished second in scoring last season in the NLB, the second division of Swiss hockey, is off to a hot start.Doyle Woody
The big defenseman (6-5, 210) from Anchorage, who plays for the NAHL's Kenai River Brown Bears, is pegged by NHL Central Scouting as a C prospect for the 2016 draft -- that means he's a possible pick in the fourth through sixth rounds.Doyle Woody
Alaska Aces coach Rob Murray has done some wheeling and dealing in the offseason, and Tuesday the club announced he has traded the rights to W Olivier Archambault, currently in training camp with AHL Iowa, to Quad City for the rights to 26-goal scorer Joe Perry.Doyle Woody
Pretty thin crew from Alaska in the country's top junior circuit -- just a handful of guys.Doyle Woody
The trade flips young centers -- Wolfe as a rookie with the Aces last season went 23-38--60 in 59 games and Maxwell as a second-year pro on a really bad Stockton team went 24-27--51 in 63 games.Doyle Woody