December 22, 2013 -

After firing head coach Dave Shyiak, UAA Hockey decided on the ECHL's Stockton Thunder head coach Matt Thomas for his replacement.

Thomas was the last man standing after two coaching searches.  While it's Thomas' first head coaching job at the college level, it's been a smooth transition thus far.

The coach has led the green and gold to an 8-8-2 record at the holiday break, and the offense has scored 46 goals in 18 games.   His halfway-mark numbers are already much higher than the Seawolves entire last season.