Two of Alaska’s best college hockey players face off at UMass
Two of the finest college hockey players from Anchorage faced off in Hockey East and even though the game ended in a tie, it was a big win for the state of Alaska.
Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves. Kenny Hausinger earned an assist. And the final was 1-1 so neither player lost.
Swayman, a goaltender at the University of Maine, played beautifully and surrendered only a 5-on-3 goal to lower his goals-against average to 1.98 in nine games this season. That ranks No. 4 in Hockey East.
He increased his save percentage to .945, which ranks No. 2 in Hockey East.
With 34 career wins, Swayman is Alaska’s active wins leader at the NCAA D1 level.
Hausinger, a forward at UMass-Lowell, is tied for No. 12 in Hockey East with 10 points in 11 games.
He has racked up four goals and six assists.
Hausinger, of Dimond High fame, is Alaska’s active scoring leader with 36-34-70 totals in 116 games.