UAA hockey takes renewed energy in Governor's Cup finale


Anchorage (KTUU)- The 2020 Governor’s Cup will be decided in Fairbanks at the Patty Ice Arena on Friday and Saturday. The University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey teams split the first two games of the series this October in Anchorage.

This weekend's games have playoff implications for both programs, UAA can clinch a WCHA playoff berth along with winning it's first Governors Cup since 2009. If the Nanooks win Friday and Saturday they’ll clinch the Governor’s Cup, and host a WCHA quarterfinal. Fairbanks has won every Governor's Cup since 2010, but was forced to surrender three straight cups because of NCAA violations.

Senior Class Award

The Seawolves senior captain Nolan Nicholas is looking to cap off his college hockey career by hoisting the Governor’s Cup trophy, and give UAA its first WCHA playoff berth since the 2013-14 season.

Off the ice, Nicholas was recognized for the fourth year in a row as a WCHA scholar-athlete and is also one of ten finalists for the men’s ice hockey Senior Class Award which recognizes student-athletes who use their athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Fans can vote for the Senior Class Award here.

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