Seawolves record a five-set win over Simon Fraser at the Alaska Airlines Center on Thursday.
East swept Juneau 3-0 in another Thursday volleyball match.
The Eagles are trying for their second straight state title while East is fighting for its first crown since 2003.
The men's team garnered nine first-place votes cast by the conference's 11 coaches.
After two non-playoff seasons, the once-mighty Aces need to generate a rebound hockey season.
As a senior at UAF in 2014, Kunyk was the WCHA Player of the Year and a second-team All-American.
The No. 7 Seawolves entertain Simon Fraser on Thursday and 19th-ranked Western Washington on Saturday.
Third-year pro Kevin Carr is a proven ECHL stopper and rookie Michael Garteig was a Division I college standout.
All four teams won in three or four sets.
The addition of Tarasuk gives the Aces six defensemen, the number that usually dresses for a game, heading into Friday night's season-opener in Colorado
Andrew McNamara won a seven-man shoot-off to claim the .410 bore title at the recent championships in Texas.
The bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics, Corey Cogdell-Unrein earned another bronze at last week's World Cup Finals.
The sophomore delivered big numbers on the road in helping the Seawolves extend their school-record winning streak to 19 matches.
The Alaska Baseball Academy is 4-0 at the showcase tournament.
Colony boasted four individual champs in the two-day meet in Houston.
The T-birds owned the ball for 36:02 of 48 minutes, ran 66 plays to Service's 37 and advanced to play West in the large-school state championship Friday.
Morgan Hooe's career-high 56 assists helped the Seawolves to a four-set win at Northwest Nazarene.