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.
After a few days stuck in Boston after playing at Fenway Park, @NDHockey team just landed at South Bend Regional Airport. Welcome back!
— Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) January 7, 2014