Posts Tagged: Hockey

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 »

Sorenson’s scoring keeps Kazakhstan team in playoff hunt

December 15, 2017

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson is like the American ambassador of hockey in Kazakhstan. The 24-year-old center with Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk is the top scoring U.S. national and one of the top snipers in the Supreme Hockey League. Sorenson has compiled 12-10—22 totals in 28 games and ranks fifth in the league with a +14 plus/minus rating. The… Read more »

Tolan part of No. 2-ranked D3 women’s hockey team at Elmira

December 12, 2017

Anchorage’s Tristen Tolan is part of one of the strongest NCAA D3 women’s hockey programs at Elmira College in New York. The Soaring Eagles have won three national championships and seven ECAC West titles, and qualified for NCAAs 13 times, in their 16-year history. That winning pedigree is what drew the freshman forward to Elmira…. Read more »

Alaska goalies Swayman, Shortridge face off in Connecticut

December 8, 2017

A pair of goaltenders from Alaska’s largest city faced off all the way across the country in a college hockey game in Hamden, Connecticut. Maine’s Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage and Quinnipiac’s Andrew Shortridge of Eagle River both started between the pipes for the NCAA D1 programs, although neither netminder played his best in Maine’s non-conference… Read more »

Smelker scores first goal to get Boston Pride first NWHL victory

December 4, 2017

After a slow start to the season, the Boston Pride needed to catch fire and Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker provided the spark. The 25-year-old winger registered points in back-to-back games – setting up the go-ahead goal one night and scoring the tie-breaking goal the next – to help Boston get off the schneid. Smelker did not… Read more »

Hausinger assists on game-winner, now has 30 career points

November 27, 2017

Anchorage’s Kenny Hausinger set up the game’s only goal as UMass Lowell edged UConn 1-0 in Hockey East action in Hartford, Connecticut. The sophomore winger assisted on the goal with a rush up the right half wall off of a UConn turnover midway through the second period. The assist was Hausinger’s 30th career point. The… Read more »

Swayman packs A-game on trip to Northern Ireland tournament

November 26, 2017

The significance of playing a college hockey tournament in the United Kingdom wasn’t lost on Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman. The Maine freshman goaltender packed his A-game to help the Black Bears secure third place at the Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He stopped 52-of-57 shots on the weekend and backstopped Maine’s 4-2 victory over… Read more »