Anchorage, Alaska | 2/21/23 | Isaac Smoldon
The Anchorage Wolverines travel to Fairbanks for the last time in the 2022-23 regular season this week, for a pair of games against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The Wolverines are 5-2-1 against the Ice Dogs this season, and have a record of 3-1-0 against Fairbanks at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
Anchorage is currently fourth in the Midwest division; it is the first time this season that they have been in a playoff position. They are on a three-game winning streak following their sweep of the Janesville Jets this past weekend, but thanks to an extremely tight Midwest playoff race, their hold on fourth place is precarious. The Ice Dogs are not much more secure in their current second place position. Despite getting three points against the Kenai River Brown Bears last week, they have struggled in their last 10 games, with a record of 3-5-2 during that stretch.
This weekend’s games also marks the start of a four game stretch where the Wolverines and Fairbanks will play against each other. All four are critical to both teams, as they try to hang onto their spots in the Midwest, as well as most likely deciding who will be the Club 49 Cup champions this year. Both of this weekend’s games can be watched exclusively on HockeyTV, and tickets for the games on March 3rd and 4th at the Ben are already available at tickets.anchoragewolverines.com.
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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.