Posts Tagged: Hockey

Smelker scores goal in inaugural game for Boston Pride

October 11, 2015

Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker made a little history in the National Women’s Hockey League. The 22-year-old forward became the first Alaskan to score in the first-year league and she did it in her first game. Smelker’s goal came in the second period of a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Beauts in New York. Her goal was… Read more »

Hickel inks pro deal with Boston Pride in new NWHL

August 18, 2015

Somebody has to be first – why not Zoe Hickel? The Anchorage hockey player and U.S. National Team member has agreed to play for the Boston Pride in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. Hickel is the first player from the U.S. National Team to sign with the new league. “I just… Read more »

Blackhawks deny Carle for second time in Stanley Cup Finals

June 15, 2015

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane make up a dream 1-2 punch for the Chicago Blackhawks. But Anchorage’s Matt Carle probably sees them in his nightmares. The Blackhawks denied the 30-year-old defenseman for a second time from having his name added to sport’s most famous trophy after Chicago beat Tampa Bay 2-0 tonight in Game 6… Read more »

Hickel caps sensational hockey season with gold medal

April 14, 2015

Zoe Hickel of Anchorage was all smiles after helping Team USA win the women’s world championship in Sweden. In doing so she became just the second Alaska woman since Palmer’s Kerry Weiland to claim gold at worlds. Hickel, of Service High fame, assisted on a goal in a 3-1 win over Russia in the semifinals…. Read more »

Brothers Cole pivotal in winning NCAA D3 hockey title

April 7, 2015

You just know brothers Ryan and Brandon Cole of Anchorage grew up dreaming of hoisting a trophy after winning a national championship. Last week they made it a reality. The Cole bros and Trinity College beat Wisconsin Stevens-Point 5-2 in the NCAA D3 national championship game in Minnesota to claim the school’s first title. Ryan… Read more »

Hickel’s college hockey career ends, but better days are ahead

March 2, 2015

University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey star Zoe Hickel of Anchorage saw her college hockey career come to an end when the Bulldogs lost 2-1 to Bemidji State in Game 3 of their WCHA playoff series. It was a bad ending for a good player. Hickel, of Service High fame, amassed 46-47—93 totals in 138… Read more »