COMMENT: Both the Alaska Aces and UAA Seawolves sit outside the playoff picture in their respective leagues, and shoving their way into the picture will require them to negotiate tough paths.

Doyle Woody

About 130 players turned out on Saturday at the newly-christened Bonnie Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rink Center at the Chester Creek Sports Complex for the Fifth Annual Anchorage Christmas Classic, a 32-team, double-elimination three-on-three tournament that featured some of Anchorage’s best hockey talent. 

Bob Hallinen

The Alaska Aces defeated the Utah Grizzlies 4-3 in overtime at the Sullivan Arena on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. 

Bob Hallinen
Zoe Hickel, the senior co-captain at Minnesota-Duluth, on Friday was named to Team USA for the Women's World Championships and was announced as a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.Doyle Woody

West High defeated Eagle River in double overtime during the opening round of the Cook Inlet Conference hockey tournament at the McDonald Center in Eagle River on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

Prep girls hockey players from Anchorage and Fairbanks face off in a state tournament beginning Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Dempsey Anderson Ice Arena in Anchorage. 

The Alaska Aces defeated the Colorado Eagles 5-4 on Wednesday night at Sullivan Arena.

Doyle Woody

Service’s Bradley Kuper scored the game-winning goal with 4:08 left in overtime to lift the Cougars to a 3-2 Cook Inlet Conference boys hockey win over Dimond on Wednesday night, Jan. 21, 2015, at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. 

Anchorage goalie Eric Schierhorn announced Wednesday that he's verbally committed to play college hockey at the University of Minnesota. Alaska Dispatch News

South and West play to a 1-1 overtime tie in prep boys hockey action Tuesday evening, Jan. 13, 2015 at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.