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

Exhibition Pucks: Las Vegas 4, Aces 2 (And The Blog Is Going Dark For A Spell)

The Las Vegas Wranglers beat the Alaska Aces 4-2 tonight to split the two-game exhibition series at Sullivan Arena.

NHLer Nate Thompson scored Alaska's first goal and Tommy Mele scored for the second straight night. James Reid made 26 saves for Alaska, which opens the ECHL regular season with games Friday and Saturday at Colorado.

Just a heads-up: The Blog will be dark for the rest of the week. Have a family wedding that can't be missed. If you've got a complaint, register it with Mrs. Blog -- word of warning, you'll be sorry, and they may never find your body. As lovely as she is, she's also tougher than differential equations, she's already in "hockey widow'' mode in the preseason and is not a woman to be trifled with. You are going to have to trust me on that.

Enjoy the start of the real season.

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