The always stellar Dallas Baldwin has produced the first Seawolves weekly release of the season for the unendingly efficient Sports Information department headed up by the semi-omnipotent Nate Sagan. The release contains a short video of Coach Shyiak highlighting some of the areas they're focused on as a staff in preparation for the season and this weekend's game. Make sure to check it out by clicking here. I have problems embedding Microsoft Silverlight videos or I would have done so.Here's some of the highlights ...
And here's a link to the WCHA's Weekly Release. Below is a picture of the latest WCHA logo and their attempt to re-brand the league. I'll allow the caption to speak for me.
The Lancers enter the exhibition game with the Seawolves after facing the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks on Sept. 30 in Fairbanks ... the Seawolves faced the Lancers back on Nov. 23, 1984 (UAA won, 11-5) in the Michigan-Dearborn tournament when UAA was a NCAA DI Independent – at the time, the game counted ... under bench boss Dave Shyiak, the Seawolves are 5-2-0 in exhibition play ... Shyiak led the Seawolves to a 7-1 exhibition victory over Windsor in his first game at helm for UAA on Oct. 7, 2005 in Wasilla.
The Seawolves return 15 letterwinners, including 73% of their point production from a year ago, while 10 newcomers (six forwards, two defensemen and two goaltenders) were also added to the 2010-11 roster ... the senior class returns six skaters from a year ago and it will be on their shoulders to lead the Seawolves to victory, on and off the ice ... leading the pack will be senior co-captains Tommy Grant and Craig Parkinson ... Grant, from North Vancouver, B.C., returns as UAA’s top scorer from last season with 9-17—26 totals, while Parkinson (Victoria, B.C.) contributed six goals and five assists for 11 points ... joining the British Columbia duo on the offensive attack are senior forwards Sean Wiles (Beloit, Wis.) and Nick Haddad (Fairbanks), with seniors Kane Lafranchise (Edmonton, Alberta) and Luka Vidmar (Ljubljana, Slovenia) patrolling the blueline ... also sporting the assistant-captain emblem are junior Brad Gorham and sophomore Chris Crowell … the Seawolves will strive to win both tournaments (Kendall Hockey Classic and Brice Alaska Goal Rush), take back the title in the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup and gain home-ice for the WCHA playoffs.