Fairbanks Ice Dog's forward Justin Kirchhevel (5'10" 185lbs, Sept. 5th, 1989) has committed to the UAA Seawolves for 2010. Justin is a three year NAHL player and in 94 games has scored 33 goals and added 51 assists. Ice Dog's coach Josh Hauge said,
“He’s a great competitor, who plays a skilled game. He’ll go in there and compete hard and bring a level of skill up front that they are looking to add.”
Justin was named to the West squad in the 2010 NAHL Top Prospect Tournament.
This addition looks to be a continuation of a minor downsizing trend for the Seawolves in terms of player size. In the past, it seems the majority of recruits added have been bigger players but many recent additions have seemed to be under 6 feet tall.
Whether this is deliberate or just part of the recruiting cycle the Seawolves will be smaller overall in coming seasons. Justin joins current Ice Dog's teammate Mark Pustin as the 2nd committed player from that squad for the Seawolves. Welcome to Anchorage Justin. We all hope that your coach's comments turn out to be true.