College Hockey:
Missed connection leaves Alaska-Anchorage stuck in Minneapolis, unsure when it’ll get home

Alaska-Anchorage players and staff members aren’t sure when they’ll get home after they missed their connecting flight in Minneapolis on Sunday.

The airlines are booked full, athletic department spokesperson Dallas Baldwin said, and school officials have been working since Sunday afternoon to get the Seawolves back to Anchorage.

Poor weather delayed the team’s flight from Madison, Wis., to Minneapolis on Sunday just enough that the team watched the plane on which it was supposed to get home pull away from the gate.

Baldwin said the Seawolves are trying to find ice time in and around Minneapolis until they can get back home.

In an odd twist, the team’s upcoming opponent Friday and Saturday in Anchorage, Minnesota State, is already in Alaska after playing in Fairbanks last weekend.

Travel through the Midwest on Sunday wasn’t easy for college hockey teams. Ferris State and Rensselaer were delayed in Minneapolis after playing in the Mariucci Classic.

The Bulldogs, at least, found ways to pass the time:

Notre Dame didn’t get back to South Bend, Ind., until Monday after Saturday’s Frozen Fenway game against Boston College.


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  • John Shaughnessy

    Airline couldn’t wait for 20+ people? They got to the gate as the plane pulled away! Does anyone know which airline? I want to make sure I never give them my business.

  • pevan52

    Nothing got in or out of Ohare or MSP with less than a two hour delay. Blame -25 temps and 20mph wind. Do you think they could find John Candy and the Kenosha Kickers to give them a lift in the Ryder truck?

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