ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The University of Alaska Anchorage has dibs on the Sullivan Arena this weekend. The Seawolves host the Minnesota State Mavericks this weekend, in their first home series of the WCHA season.
Coach Dave Shyiak's UAA crew is coming off a pair of losses in Duluth, Minn. last weekend, including a 6-0 shutout loss on Saturday.
The Mavericks are coming to town after splitting with Colorado College last weekend. They're 1-2-1 in league play, and though they've played two more conference games than UAA, Minnesota State has three
points more than the Seawolves.
Nevertheless, UAA isn't going into this series intimidated.
“They're another young team just like us, but as long as we play we're a bigger team in the league,” said Seawolves defenseman Scott Warner. “And as long as we play our physical game down low and keep pucks on the net and stay physical, I think we'll be all right.”
“You're led by your upperclassmen,” Shyiak said. “I think Tommie Grant is doing a good job; he's obviously manufacturing some offense for us. Jordon Kwas, a young freshman, he's got a point a game for us; obviously he's contributing. But we're a team that has to play a good strong team game, and everybody's got to contribute.”
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