Posts Tagged: Hockey

Three Alaskans help Aquinas claim NAIA hockey national title

March 17, 2018

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 »

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 »