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

Former UAA Blueliner Vidmar Gets A New Gig (Also, Former UAA Center Crowder Signs In Wheeling)

Former UAA defenseman Luka Vidmar, who spent most of last season with ECHL Colorado, has a new gig in that league -- he's hooked up with the South Carolina Stingrays.

Vidmar last season posted 3-18--21 and +15 totals in 58 games with the Colorado Eagles. He played three games before that with Las Vegas.

Vidmar has an Alaska connection in North Charleston -- the head coach is former UAA forward Spencer Carbery. The two didn't play together in college. Vidmar, a Slovenian, is 26, and began his UAA career in 2007. Carbery, a B.C. boy, is 30, and played one season at UAA (2002-03) before transferring to Division III St. Norbert, where he was a force. He played four pro seasons and in 2009 helped the Stingrays beat the Alaska Aces in Game 7 of the Kelly Cup Finals.

Also, former UAA center Paul Crowder is back with ECHL Wheeling after a short stint (six games, one assist) in Austria. Crowder last season posted 23-27--50 totals in 57 games for Wheeling, and he also played five games for AHL Manchester.

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