Series Preview: Alaska Anchorage at Lake Superior State
Alaska Anchourage: 4-14-4
Oh, that’s right, these two teams played just a few short
weeks ago up at Anchorage, where the teams split the weekend, after the
Seawolves shut the Lakers out (which was incredible. I mean, even UAH, the
worst team in the rankings put 2 on NoDak, then #1). But that’s all in the past, right?
After that split, however, the Seawolves were swept by
Northern Michigan, then last week swept Alabama-Huntsville (winning Saturday
night in 3×3 overtime, so technically a tie).
The Seawolves are led
in scoring by freshman forward Nick Wicks, with 6 goals, 8 assists for 13
points. Following him Is senior defensemen Tmi Hakkavirta, who has 1 goal and
Goaltending looks to have been mostly junior Kris Carlson,
who has played in 14 games, with a 2-8-2 record, good for 776 minutes, a 2.55
GAA and a .922 save %. Junior Kristian Stead has appeared in 9 games, and
Brandon Perrone has appeared in just one game.
Oh Captain my
When a team isn’t doing well, it’s easy to focus on the
negatives, and in this column I’ve certainly done my fair share of that.
However, this week is a little different. This weekend the Laker family
welcomes back one of our own & a former Captain: Matt Bruneteau. In the
2012-2013 campaign he started as an assistant captain before being named the
Captain in 2013-14. He finished the
2013-14 year trying out in the ECHL, but wound up playing for Strasbourg in the
French league for two seasons. He retired from playing and started as an
assistant coach with Stevenson University one year after they started their
NCAA D3 mens program. This is the second year with the Seawolves, but the first
time returning to Taffy Abel Arena.
So let’s give him a warm welcome home.
After being held to a single goal in their last game, Max
Humitz is still sitting at 97 career points. This should be a good team to
tally the final three to get to the century mark & looking forward to pass
that going into the final month of the regular season, but we will have to see
Puck drops at 7:00pm both Friday and Saturday at
Abel Arena. Listen to the game locally by tuning your dial to 99.5, or listen
through TuneIn or other streaming methods. If you want to view the game,
FloHockey is where you need to go if you cannot make it to the arena.