Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Way to Early

Wow it's been awhile. It has been so long I forgot my password to log into google to write a new post. And screw you google, I will not capitalize you're g. Let me first tell you what I planned to do during the summer:
• Get a new layout/colors
• Try and get interviews from Dallas Baldwin, Patrick Robertson, and the two coaches that are no longer here
• Get a continuing chat box much like the one DD had/has on his blog
• Host a live chat during away games

But I did not achieve any of this. I wanted to. But I have found the one guys, the one girl I cannot live my life without. I had an idea of what I wanted in my dream girl, but she is everything I wanted and even more. I love her. And, I choose to spend my little free time with her. Now I know what you're thinking, but no she is not the only reason why I didn't do anything for this blog over the summer. Yes, goddammit it is already fall.

When I set out to create this blog, it is because I wanted to provide coverage for my absolute favorite hockey team. But I quickly realized just how much time writing a blog can swallow up. It doesn't seem like it would, but I would spend over an hour writing a game-day post. I would do this short game-day posts Friday morning before my 9 am class. The Wednesday posts I would put something super short together in less than 30 minutes. I wasn't able to put everything in posts that I wanted to. I didn't have the time to. That was last semester, and this semester is even going to be worse. For those who don't know, or forgot, I am a Civil Engineering major. I've struggled, and clawed my way through three years just getting to the point of being a sophomore in my major. I have three years left, and now comes the most challenging classes. I have my second to last math class before getting my minor in Math (ODE-Ordinary Differential Equations), my last general Physics and Chemistry classes also. Throw in two labs for those classes and an online class to top it all off! I'm gonna be so deep in homework and banging my head into walls this semester it's not even funny.

I didn't provide enough coverage last semester, so how in the blue hell am I going to do any better this semester? I simply cannot. DD put a precedence on just what it takes and what us Seawolf fans deserve in a fan blog. I did not live up to that, nor can I for awhile. So I will hang up my keyboard for the near future. Maybe in a few years when I get my degree, and go after my Master's or P.H.D. will I come back and host a blog.

It does feel kinda wrong to quit now. With us getting a new head coach, new AD, and new league. But I have to call it quits. I fervently hope somebody picks up a blog. Us Seawolf fans deserve more than the USCHO, and the numb nut over at the ADN. I don't know what else to say. I hope we can finally have a winning season in the watered down WCHA. I hope the best for those who are reading this. And I hope to see you guys in a new blog somewhere over the web. Adios amigos, for now. Go Seawolves!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Shyiak no longer Head Coach

Earlier today it was announced by Steve Cobb that Dave Shyiak will not be returning as Head Coach of the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves. The search now begins for a new Head Coach. Unfortunately for more reasons then Dave himself, he was not successful here. But thank you for you all that you have done, and good luck in your future endeavors.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Game Day 3/08/2013

I had some hope that we could maybe at least force another shootout for the Governor's Cup, but that did not happen. It was almost my last hope for this season, I mean we still have the playoffs to do some damage. But it appears we are going to St. Cloud, and we all know what kind of house of horrors that place is. This Senior Group I really liked and I hope that they end their college careers with a good bang. But I just don't know if that will happen. It has been a long, tumultuous season that in all honesty I want to end. We Seawolf fans have suffered for many, many seasons. And this season has taken the most toll on me personally, yes even more than the 1-28-7 season under John Hill I believe we had. That season I was like in 4th grade, back then I was still worrying about how to finish my Spyro video games. I don't really know what I'm getting at, maybe I just happy this season is finally winding down. Remember we play tonight (5:37) and then now Sunday at 9:07 am AKST. Brett Cameron, Jordan Kwas, and Austin Coldwell all unfortunately will probably not play this weekend.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Game Day 3/01/2013 (Updated)

This weekend we square off against our rival. See what I did there? I know I'm a comedic genius, but here are some of my thoughts:

• Let the boys roam free, our team is very good at playing up and down hockey
• Stay out of the box, let's face it our special teams suck
• Score early to shut up those damn _airbankings, _airbankities, or whatever the hell they are
• No more freaking OT, I'd rather see a team win then us get another tie
• Jordan Kwas and Austin Coldwell will both be out for this weekend, time for some other guys to step up
• No current Seawolf has raised the Governor's Cup, time to change that
• These are rivalry games, anything can happen at anytime
• I hope our boys spent some time practicing their shootout moves, which I still don't fucking get: Why does UA_ have the advantage if the series gets tied 1-1?

Now enjoy some pictures along with the music:

And of course all the photo credits go to whom took them

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Well shit

The title says it all. We entered the weekend with the slim chance of finishing in 11th, but that is now gone. Our seniors last full home weekend is gone, this final season in the real WCHA is nearing gone. On the seniors note, I hope the parents had a good weekend, it's too bad we couldn't get a split with them here. Major kudos to UNO, we were in it for a majority of the weekend but UNO was unrelenting. As they should be, they still have a shot at first place and I applaud them for not taking us too lightly. Looking ahead, we play UA_ in two weeks (Squarebanks for Friday and The Sully for Saturday night) and then Denver the following week in a Friday night, Sunday afternoon schedule (Times are 5:37 pm AKST and 10:07 am AKST).

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Game Day 2/16/2013

Damn it in a beautiful day, the clouds have now rolled in but damn I was too tired to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Anyways, looking at the standings we are all but guaranteed last place unless we win out and Bemidji losses out. Even for an optimist like me, it's over. Might as well enjoy ourselves right? Warning NSFW or Not Safe for little Kids who are Sponges:

If you didn't laugh once, I seriously question your sense of humor


Things to look out for
• Junior Jordan Kwas has five Power Play goals, nobody else has more than one this season
• He also needs only one more goal for ten on the season
• Sophomore Kory Roy has yet to register his first collegiate goal, 0-9-9 in 48 GP
• Needs to see action tonight to appear in 50 career GP

Friday, February 15, 2013

Game Day 2/15/2013

I hope everyone had a fantastic Valentine's Day, but you know what time of the week it is. We finally got a split! It had been like forever since we last did that (Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st vs. St. Cloud State). Tonight is Parent's Night, there are 1,000 bag tags (whatever those are) for the early comers, and the Family Four Pack is again available this weekend.

Family is still the Promo Code

Also, this is the last full home weekend for the departing seniors:

Chris Crowell (Captain)
Tyler Currier ( a good way)
Alex Gellert (Stud)
Daniel Naslund (Swede...everybody loves the Swedish...well their women at least)
Scott Warner (STUD D-Man and Assistant Captain)

When these guys leave, they will leave some holes in our depth chart and locker room. Let's give them a proper send off, well you guys can, I have to go help out a friend tonight.

Click here for the link for the guys that are Scholar-Athletes, congratulations guys.


Things to look out for
• UNO split with MTU then just got swept by North Dakota
• Junior Matt Bailey has totals of 1-2-3 in 5 GP against UNO
• Junior Jordan Kwas has five Power Play goals, nobody else has more than one this season
• He also needs only one more goal for ten on the season
• Sophomore Kory Roy has yet to register his first collegiate goal, 0-9-9 in 48 GP
• Needs to see action in both games this weekend to appear in 50 career GP