Posts Tagged: Hockey

Two Alaska girls teams win bronze at USA Hockey Nationals

April 13, 2018

The Alaska All Stars 19U and Anchorage North Stars 16U girls hockey teams each captured bronze medals at the USA Hockey Tier II national championships in Marlborough, Massachusetts. For the Alaska All Stars, offensive stars Carly Glover and captain Maddy Millar, and goaltender Aubrielle Champagne, highlighted the team’s 4-1 showing in the tournament. Alaska beat… Read more »

Hickel’s assist in triple OT lifts KRS into Clarkson Cup final

March 24, 2018

Anchorage’s Zoe Hickel set up the winning goal in triple overtime to get her expansion team into the championship game of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The first-year team survived a marathon Game 3 by beating the Calgary Inferno 1-0 to advance to the Clarkson Cup finals against the Markham Thunder Sunday in Toronto. The… Read more »

Watts, Tolan face off in NCAA D3 national championship game

March 18, 2018

The success of Alaska women’s hockey was on full effect at the NCAA D3 Frozen Four as each team featured a player from The Last Frontier. In the end, Chugiak’s Kirsten Watts walked away with the national title as No. 1 Norwich edged No. 3 Elmira 2-1 in the NCAA D3 Championship title game in… Read more »

Millen caps sensational season at NCAA D3 Frozen Four

March 17, 2018

Anchorage’s Mackenzie Millen capped a career-best season for the Plattsburgh Cardinals with a strong performance at the NCAA D3 Women’s Hockey Championships. The junior forward had four points in three tournament games, including a pair of helpers in a 5-4 loss to Hamline in the third-place game in Northfield, Vermont. Millen, of South High fame,… Read more »

Three Alaskans help Aquinas claim NAIA hockey national title

Anchorage’s Steven Gustafson, Mike Curran and Dawson Ellingworth won an Alaska high school state championship with West High in 2015. They got the band back together at NAIA Aquinas and returned to the top of the charts. The trio of college freshmen helped the Saints claim the NAIA Hockey Tournament with a 5-1 victory over… Read more »

Swayman turns aside foe, Maine wins Hockey East playoff series

March 4, 2018

Maine goaltender Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage continued his mastery over New Hampshire when it mattered most, backstopping a pair of wins in the Hockey East first-round playoff series to highlight a Black Bears’ sweep. The freshman netminder turned aside 53-of-56 shots as Maine won the two games by a combined 7-3 score and advanced to… Read more »

Wright nets 2nd goal of WCHA playoff series, helps BSU advance

February 25, 2018

Bemidji State senior Bailey Wright of Anchorage put the finishing touches on a 3-0 win over Minnesota Duluth in the final game of the WCHA playoff three-game series to propel the Beavers to the league’s Final Faceoff. The senior forward scored an empty-net goal in the final seconds of Game 3 and finished with two… Read more »

Gustafson named NAIA Defenseman of the Week for Aquinas

February 24, 2018

He was already the top playmaker on the Aquinas College hockey team, now Steven Gustafson of Anchorage has been recognized on a national level. The freshman defenseman and team’s leading scorer was named NAIA Hockey Coaches Association Defenseman of the Week. He dished out four assists and helped the Saints to a 2-0-1 record last… Read more »

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 »