UAA hockey returns to the ice in the friendly confines of the Chuck Homan Ice Arena as they take on WCHA foe Lake Superior State. Game time Saturday is 5:07, Sunday 3:07. Join Kurt Haider and Matt Nevala for all the action on CBS Sports 590 and 96.7 KHAR with the pregame show about 15 minutes ahead of game time.
From UAA Sports Information…
Alaska Anchorage returns to action after a 27 day break to host Lake Superior State Jan. 4-5.
The Lakers lead both the all-time series (11-5-0) and the series in Anchorage (5-3-0).
Kris Carlson made 79 saves in the two-game series at Michigan Tech. Carlson’s 40 saves are the most by a Seawolf since Brody Claeys made 40 against Minnesota State on Feb. 3, 2018. Carlson is ranked fifth in the WCHA in save percentage (.921) and tied for ninth in goals against average (2.85).
All five of the Seawolves points at Michigan Tech were scored by freshman. Alex Frye and Nick Wicks scored both UAA goals, and Taylor Lantz and Rylee St. Onge were credited with the assists. The UAA freshmen lead the team in goals (16), assists (23) and points (39).
Alaska Anchorage is the only school with three players ranked in the top-10 in freshman scoring. Nick Wicks is tied for fifth with seven points (four goals, three assists) and Brayden Camrud (2-3-5) and Taylor Lantz (1-4-5) are tied for ninth.
Staying Out of the Box
Freshman Nick Wicks is the only skater to on this year’s roster who has played in more than three games and has not spent any time in the penalty box.
Alaska Anchorage is the second most penalized team this season, averaging 18.1 minutes per game. The Seawolves have averaged 23.2 penalty minutes over their last five games.
Alaska Anchorage has participated in and won two shootouts, the most of any team in the WCHA.
Last Time Out
Alaska Anchorage lead both nights, but Michigan Tech rallied to win both games in Houghton, 2-1 and 4-1, on Dec. 6-7.
Alaska Anchorage will travel to Marquette, Michigan to face Northern Michigan Jan. 10-11.