Wednesday, January 11
Wolverines Assistant Captain Aiden Westin Commits to University of Alaska, Anchorage
The Anchorage Wolverines Assistant Captain Aiden Westin will be staying in his hometown for his college hockey career, committing to the University of Alaska, Anchorage beginning in the 2023-24 season. On the decision, Westin shares “Nothing beats the opportunity to play at home in front of family friends and fans. Playing in my hometown the past 2 seasons has been the best experience of my life and I’d like to continue to do so in the next stage of my career.” UAA Head Coach Matt Shasby says, “The Seawolves are very excited for Aiden to be joining our program next year. He is a local kid with great talent and character who has thrived playing for the Wolverines and wants to continue his education and playing career at home.”
Today’s announcement marks the very first Anchorage Wolverines player to commit with the Seawolf team we proudly share a hometown with. The Wolverines Director of Hockey Operations Keith Morris says, “We are honored to have Aiden Westin committing to UAA. As a former player, Captain and Assistant Coach of the team, I am excited to see a true Anchorage born and bred player come up from Learn to Skate, U8 Hockey, the Wolverines and now the Seawolves.” UAA Head Coach Matt Shasby adds, “This is exactly what we were hoping would happen when the Wolverines were established, the best Alaska kids staying and playing for their hometown Junior and University program. Alaska hockey is in a great place. Go Seawolves.”
The UAA Seawolves compete at the NCAA Division I ranks, and are currently 4-14-0 overall this season. Notably, the Seawolves recently swept then-ranked #13 UMass Lowell on the road. As for Westin, who was voted assistant captain of the 2022-23 team, has tallied 19 goals and 21 assists in just 33 games. Westin was previously committed to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
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The Anchorage Wolverines are a tier-II USA Hockey Jr. Hockey team competing in the North American Hockey League. The Wolverines are owned by Marissa Flannery and Aaron Schutt, Jena and Jay Frawner, and Kari and John Ellsworth, Jr.
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