College Hockey:
Alaska-Anchorage Hires McKelvie as Assistant

Ryan McKelvie is joining Alaska-Anchorage’s coaching staff.

McKelvie, a former Minnesota State player, has been named an assistant coach, replacing Regg Simon, who became the head coach and general manager with Des Moines of the USHL.

From the archives: Ryan McKelvie’s Minnesota State statistics

He was the associate head coach of the Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL for the last two seasons. Before that, he was a graduate assistant at Bemidji State from 2006 to 2008.

“We are getting an up-and-coming young coach who will be a big asset to our program,” Seawolves coach Dave Shyiak said in a statement. “Ryan has all the attributes we were looking for in a coach and recruiter. We wanted someone who had ties to Minnesota, USHL and NAHL and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.”

McKelvie played 132 career games at Minnesota State from 2002 to 2006.

“I am very honored and excited about this new opportunity,” McKelvie said. “I’ve always been passionate about college hockey and about the WCHA. I know that Coach Shyiak and [assistant] Coach [Campbell] Blair have done a great job with the program, and I look forward to working with them, the players and contributing to the team’s success in any way that I can.”

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