Posts Tagged: Hockey

Smelker shines at NWHL All-Star Game with goal, two assists

February 12, 2018

One of Alaska’s greatest hockey players took center stage at the National Women’s Hockey League All-Star Game in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker of the Boston Pride collected a goal and two assists to help Team Ott beat Team Leveille 8-6. The 25-year-old all-star earned the primary assist on the goal that gave her… Read more »

Tolan bangs home fourth goal of season for No. 3 Elmira

February 10, 2018

Tristen Tolan of Anchorage broke a long scoreless streak while helping the Elmira Soaring Eagles extend the hockey team’s unbeaten streak. The freshman forward buried a goal in the second period as the nation’s third-ranked team earned a 6-0 win over Manhattanville during NCAA D3 action in Pine Valley, New York. Elmira is 8-0-2 over… Read more »

Sorenson surpasses 100 career points in 3rd year at pro ranks

February 5, 2018

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson surpassed a major milestone recently when the third-year pro pucks player registered his 100th career point. The 24-year-old center with Kazakhstan power Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk leads his team is goals and is the only player to rank in the top three in points [30], penalties [74] and plus/minus [+11]. Sorenson is the top… Read more »

Carle earns assist, Swayman wins game as Alaskans face off

February 2, 2018

Merrimack defenseman Alex Carle of Anchorage set up a goal in regulation, but Maine goaltender Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage picked up the winning decision in a 4-3 OT victory in Orono, Maine. It was the latest NCAA D1 hockey game that featured a couple Alaskans facing off on the same ice. Carle set up the… Read more »

Matson is an effective offensive defenseman for Buffalo State

January 30, 2018

Wasilla’s Cheyenne Matson has full-time responsibilities on defense for Buffalo State, but her recent side job on offense has paid huge dividends. The 5-foot-5 sophomore earned her fourth assist of the season over the weekend in the first game of a two-game sweep of Oswego State in Buffalo, New York. Matson has been especially effective… Read more »

Swayman named Hockey East’s top defensive player for 5th time

January 29, 2018

For 15 weeks, the Hockey East Conference has awarded three players with individual honors to reward prolific play. Five times Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman has been named one of the three stars; that’s more than any other player in the league. The Maine freshman goaltender pushed his unbeaten streak to five games after backstopping the Black… Read more »

Hausinger bags 2 goals, leads all Alaskans in points at D1 level

January 15, 2018

UMass Lowell forward Kenny Hausinger of Anchorage buried two goals in the third period to put the finishing touches on a 4-0 win over Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona. His first goal was unassisted and his second goal came on his fifth shot of the game. He also hit the pipe. Hausinger, of Dimond High… Read more »

Curran, Gustafson team up to help Aquinas prevail on ice

January 12, 2018

Just days after joining the Aquinas College hockey team, Mike Curran of Anchorage scored the winning goal in his first game with the NAIA squad. The freshman forward delivered the go-ahead score on a power-play goal in the third period to highlight a 3-1 victory over arch rival Calvin in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Curran, of… Read more »

Merrimack’s M&Ms from Alaska assist in 2-1 win over UConn

January 8, 2018

They are from different places in Alaska, but Madison Morey of Fairbanks and Felila Manu of Anchorage came together at Merrimack College. They recently registered points in the same game for the first time this season in a 2-1 victory over Hockey East rival Connecticut in North Andover, Massachusetts. Morey assisted on the first goal… Read more »

Smelker named to Team NWHL, will face U.S. Olympic Team

January 2, 2018

Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker of the Boston Pride has been named to the National Women’s Hockey League all-star team that will take on the U.S. Olympic Team later this month in Florida. These exhibition games will be the final tune-ups for Team USA in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. “I was… Read more »