Woody on Hockey

Alaska is hockey heaven -- the Alaska Aces are perennial ECHL contenders, the UAA Seawolves play in the nation's premier college league and NHL star Scott Gomez headlines a contingent of pros. Join the conversation about the Aces and Alaska hockey with Doyle Woody, who has covered the game here at all levels for 29 years.

Contact: dwoody@adn.com

Here's a historically encouraging way of looking at UAA's WCHA series in Grand Forks - 10/25/2012 3:43 pm

Aces: Ambroz released (Plus, Courchaine note) - 10/25/2012 1:26 pm

Aces: Gee, those are some decent linemates Imbeault just got; plus, numbers changes - 10/25/2012 10:45 am

Aces add a defenseman in fourth-year pro Alain Goulet - 10/25/2012 9:59 am

A bunch of Alaska connections play in the Austrian League where Alexandre Imbeault began the season - 10/24/2012 5:41 pm

Man, UAA's Early Schedule Is Odd - 10/24/2012 5:07 pm

Former Aces Center Imbeault Is Now Current Aces Center Imbeault (UPDATED) - 10/24/2012 1:16 pm

North Pole's Copley Is WCHA Rookie Of The Week - 10/23/2012 12:19 pm

UAA: Grant, Gorham And Haddad Back From Injuries

An idle weekend last week benefitted UAA, which this weekend will get winger Tommy Grant, defenseman Brad Gorham and center Nick Haddad back in the lineup.

All three of those players missed the Seawolves' last series at St. Cloud State with injuries -- Grant (knee), Gorham (knee), Haddad (hip) -- but should be in the lineup Friday night at Minnesota State-Mankato.

The Seawolves are tied for seventh place in the WCHA with Minnesota. Both have 18 points, three points behind sixth-place North Dakota, though the Gophers have two games in hand on the Seawolves. Minnesota entertains fifth-place Colorado College this weekend.

UAA can gain even more separation from Mankato, which sits ninth, five points back of UAA and Minnesota. The Mavericks likewise have two games in hand on UAA, which next week plays the home-and-home Governor's Cup against UAF and then finishes with a home series against current third-place (tie) Minnesota-Duluth.

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