Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kevin Clark: WCHA Offensive Player of the Week

The WCHA cited Kevin's award as MVP of the Fairbanks tournament along with his 2 goals and 2 assists in naming him their Offensive Player of the Week. It is Clark's first such award. Congratulations to Kevin. Here is the text from the WCHA announcement:
University of Alaska Anchorage forward Kevin Clark, who was named Most Valuable Player of the Alaska Goal Rush Tournament in Fairbanks while leading his Seawolves to a pair of victories over Maine and Mercyhurst last weekend, is the Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 21-Oct. 27.

A 5-9, 167-pound junior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Clark produced four scoring points in the two wins, on two goals and two assists. In Alaska Anchorage's 3-1 victory over Maine last Friday (Oct. 17), Clark scored a game-tying goal and also drew an assist on teammate Craig Parkinson's game-winner.

Then on Saturday (Oct. 18), Clark came back to score another goal and add another assist as the Seawolves overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat Mercyhust, 6-4, and capture the first Alaska Goal Rush Tournament championship. In addition to his four points, Clark also fired six shots on goal in the two wins.

On the 2008-09 season, Clark ranks second in scoring among his UAA teammates with two goals, four assists and six points in four games. Alaska Anchorage, at 3-1-0, is off to one of it's best starts in years.

Also nominated were: Chad Rau, F, CC; Tyler Bozak, F, DU; Mike Carman, F, UM; Justin Fontaine, F, UMD; Trevor Bruess, F, MSU; and Chris VandeVelde, F, UND.
I think it's funny that the WCHA thought it good to add that UAA "is off to one of it's best starts in years" when they were 3-0-2 through 5 games last year. Even when "being nice" to UAA the folks outside can't quite get it right.


matt said...

Even when "being nice" to UAA the folks outside can't quite get it right.

3-1-0 looks like one of UAA's best starts in years to me

08-09 3-1-0
07-08 3-0-2
06-07 2-1-2
05-06 1-4-0
04-05 2-2-1
03-04 3-2-0
02-03 1-3-1
01-02 1-3-1
00-01 2-3-0
99-00 2-3-0
98-99 1-4-0

Donald Dunlop said...

In relative terms all of the last three years have been good starts. Yes they are right in saying "one of it's best" ... nevertheless it seemed a bit condescending to me. I'm sensitive like that.

matt said...

Yeah, I know what you mean though. If you look at the past 5 years, including this year, they've been .500+ for 4 of them (first five games). Bad starts haven't seemed to be the problem for this team; looking at the past 5 or so years, a .500 overall record has slotted into 5-7 in the WCHA, w/ that 5 spot being home ice.

Jeremiah said...

Hopefully at the end of the season they can say "The Seawolves had their best second half of the season in years." =o)

On another note... did the Friday game times really change back to 7:07? I noticed that they changed it on goseawolves.com. Glad I noticed it or I would've been pissed on Friday.

Suze said...

Jeremiah, our season tickets have 7:07 listed as the time, so they must have changed it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kevin.

Suze said...

We're very proud of you Kevin, congrats! Keep it up this weekend!! Go out there, do your thing, and have FUN.

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