I have escaped from the clutches of the FKSC-AB (Free Ken Selby Committee-Anchorage Branch). At least they treated me well. I'm still not sure how they hacked my blog and posted that picture. But I assure you that I'll make every effort to keep such things from happening in the future.
Seriously though, I needed the holiday break. I stayed away (not even moderating comments) purposely to get my mind off college hockey. The issues that surround our beloved program and writing about them do get to be mentally cumbersome. I don't mean for UAA Seawolves Hockey to become personally all-encompassing but it does get that way. As a fan, when aspects of the sport actually manage to invade your dreams; it's a sign you should take a step back. Now let's all get back into the grind eh?
This Saturday the Seawolves will be hosting an game versus a team made up of alumni. Here's the text of the release announcing the contest:
The Alaska Anchorage hockey team will compete against alumni members on Jan. 2 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The contest is scheduled to commence at 5 p.m. AST and is free to the public. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Although there is no admission for attendance, donations to the UAA hockey alumni fund are welcomed and will benefit future UAA scholarships. All current Seawolves will participate in the game, with a few suiting up on the alumni squad. The Seawolves won't return to the Sullivan Arena until Jan. 22-23 against Colorado College.
Cool beans. I'll make every effort to get there. It's free. I'm not sure exactly which alums will be playing but there's enough of them around that it should be pretty entertaining. It says that some players will suit up for the alumni team. Don't you think that the coaches ought to dress for the alumni squad? I do. I have to imagine that Regg Simon will do so. At least I hope he will. But I wanna see Dave and Campbell out there too! It's been a while since we've seen the team play live and it's going to be a while before we see them again. So, git your butts out there and fill the joint up.
The guys travel to Denver for a big series next week versus the Pios. There's lots of interesting potential things to talk about with regard to that series. Even without all distractions which the last series provides the games will be very very interesting. There's some urgency for the Seawolves to come out of the gate quickly in the 2nd half. Last years relative success on the ice (not the boxscore but the game play) versus DU and this season's split tell me to expect a couple of barn burners. I'm excited already to watch them.
I'm going to turn comment moderation back to off. With it on there was a barrage of Viagra spam that I had to wade through. In addition, I'm certain you guys don't really want to wait hours to see your comment published. Quite rightly. It's not as much of a conversation if there is some big delay and it's not like I can't continue to delete the trolling BS. I'll just have to do it after the fact instead of beforehand.
I'll have a Sunday Potpourri this weekend and will return to the regular spate of posts (previews, disdain, bitching, ranting, recaps etc) next week.
That's it for today. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I hope you all enjoy your New Year's Eve celebrations (I plan to) and I wish everyone the best of everything in 2010. 2010? Time sure moves faster with each advancing year of age. Wow. 2010 it is then.