FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Wolverines Forward Aiden Westin commits to the University of Alaska Fairbanks
The Anchorage Wolverines organization is proud to announce that Aiden Westin has committed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the 2023-24 season. Westin grew up playing hockey in Anchorage, making him the first local Wolverines player to commit to a division I program, and the fifth Wolverine to have a college commitment.
This season, the forward has put up impressive numbers with 16 goals and 20 assists in 37 games. Westin says, “I think it’s great I can play in state in front of my friends and family. It’s amazing that Alaska has two college hockey programs that are committed to growing local hockey and recruiting local players.”
Wolverines founding member Aaron Schutt adds, “I’m very excited about this commit. It is the first confirmation of our vision of the hockey ladder of development from youth to junior to college, all in Alaska. And I serve on UAF Board of Advisors, so go Nanooks!”
UAF has won 5 out of its last 6 games, and currently holds a record of 12-17-1. The Nanooks compete at the NCAA Division I level, competing as an Independent. Westin’s commitment to an Alaska program is a great display of the strength of hockey development in our state.
“We are excited and honored to have Aiden commit to one of our Alaska institutions in the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I have had the privilege of coaching Aiden since he was a mite hockey player, and his character and work ethic are second to none. UAF is getting a tremendous young man,” says Director of Hockey Operations Keith Morris.
The Wolverines are off this coming weekend, but will be back home March 4 & 5 for a Club 49 Cup rivalry tilt hosting Fairbanks at the Ben. Puck drop is at 7pm, tickets can be purchased online now or at 6:30pm on game day.
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