Four Alaskans will play this season in the Western Hockey League, a major-junior circuit that is a path to the pros. Other Alaskans who have gone that route include centers Scott Gomez, Brandon Dubinsky and Nate Thompson, all of Anchorage.
In its 35-season history, the UAA hockey team has generally practiced in the afternoon to accommodate classes, but the Seawolves are practicing mornings this semester because so many players have afternoon academic schedules.Doyle Woody
Scott Gomez of Anchorage, the most decorated and prolific hockey player in Alaska history, began his NHL career with the New Jersey Devils and now he will try to extend it with the club that drafted him.Doyle Woody
Thursday's announcement gives the Aces four announced signings for the upcoming season. Previously, the announced blueliner Corey Syvret's return and the addition of former Las Vegas Wranglers center Chris Francis.Doyle Woody