Coaching Staff

DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS

Keith Morris has been working and developing hockey in the Anchorage area since 2003 in many roles.

Keith played at The University Of Alaska Anchorage from 1989 until 1994 and remains in the Top Ten all time scoring leaders in Seawolf hockey. After his freshman season he was drafted by his hometown Winnipeg Jets in the 1990 NHL draft. He played on the Canadian National Team during the 1992 – 1993 season.

After playing 3 seasons in the ECHL he jumped into coaching and scouting working for Columbus Crush Junior B and scouting for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL.

In 2003 he returned to Alaska to become an Assistant Coach with the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2006 he became the Program Director for the South Anchorage Hockey Association which he has done for the last 15 years.

Keith is married to Tracy and has 3 sons Cameron, Cooper and Carter.
Contact Keith at: Keith@anchoragewolverines.com

HEAD COACHMike Aikens is a Rochester Minnesota native who was an all-conference player at John Marshall High School in 1988. He then played two years with the Rochester Mustangs where he was named first team USHL and a league all-star for the 1989-1990 season while helping his team win a National Championship. He earned a scholarship to attend the University of Denver where his career was cut short due to a neck injury.

After serving as a student assistant coach at the University of Denver, Aikens began his coaching career in Omaha (USHL) where he served as an assistant with the Omaha Lancers in 1995. After three seasons, he landed his first head coach/ gm position with the Rochester Mustangs where he was selected to coach in the USHL All-Star Game and an associate head coach of the King of the Hill Tournament. After one season in Rochester, Aikens remained in the USHL serving as the assistant coach of the Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks (1999-2000) and later the Chicago Steel (2000-2001) when the Ice Sharks relocated to Chicago. He then shifted to the North American Hockey League where he guided the Billings Bulls over the next four years to an impressive 150-59-15 overall record, two Borne Cup Championships and a third place finish at The National Tournament. Prior to coaching the Russell Stover Hockey program 2007-2010, Aikens spent one season as the head coach/gm of the Williams Lake Timberwolves (BCHL) during the 2005-2006 season followed by a stint as the assistant coach of the Topeka Roadrunners (NAHL) in 2006-2007. Aikens was named the head coach/gm of the Omaha Lancers (USHL) from 2011-2013 compiling a .624 win percentage.

Aikens has a level four coaching certification from USA Hockey and has coached at numerous USA Hockey Festivals.

Mike relocated back to Rochester in 2013 with his wife, Hope and two daughters, Maren and Brianna. He has been a skating/hockey trainer at Olmsted Medical Center since 2013 and an assistant coach with the Rochester Grizzlies since 2018.

Contact Coach Mike at: coach@anchoragewolverines.com

ASSISTANT COACH

Evan Trupp

Evan Trupp, an Anchorage, AK, native, played 2 seasons of junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL scoring a total of 129 points in 94 regular season games. Trupp was named BCHL (Interior Conference) Rookie of the Year in 2005–06. Trupp then attended the University of North Dakota where he played 4 seasons (2007–2011) of NCAA hockey, scoring 40 goals and 68 assists for 108 points in 157 games played. Trupp was part of the North Dakota team that won the 2010 WCHA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament (in which he was named Tournament MVP) and the 2011 WCHA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.

Trupp started his pro career in the 2011-12 season in the ECHL playing with the Cincinnati Cyclones. Throughout the next 2 seasons he spent time with the Bakersfield Condors and the Alaska Aces. During his 2012-13 season, the Condors moved Trupp to the Alaska Aces. Later in the 2013-14 season he made his AHL debut with affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat. After 17 games with the Heat, Trupp returned to the Aces to help capture the Kelly Cup. In the 2014-15 season, Trupp signed a one-year AHL contract with the Worcester Sharks, an affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. Trupp established his offensive presence with 40 points in 72 games.

In his 2015-16 season, Trupp signed with his third AHL club, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Chicago Wolves, an affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. Trupp appeared in 59 games with the Wolves for 7 goals and 22 points.

Trupp then signed his first overseas contract with a German club, the Augsburger Panthers of the DEL where he spent 2 seasons.
Trupp continued in the DEL for the 2018-19 season with the Iserlohn Roosters. After 3 seasons in the DEL, Trupp left to sign a contract in the EBEL, agreeing to a one-year contract with the Dornbirn Bulldogs in 2019-20. His season was cut short due to a season-ending ACL surgery. And then again in Trupp’s 2020-21 season with the Dresden Eisloewen, his season was cut short due to illness.

This 2021-22 season with the Anchorage Wolverines will be Trupp’s first season as an assistant coach. 

Contact Coach Evan at: evan@anchoragewolverines.com

ASSISTANT COACH

Merit Waldrop 

Contact Coach Merit at: merit@anchoragewolverines.com