College Hockey:
Alaska-Anchorage hopes to get home Thursday, in time for series starting Friday

It looks like Alaska-Anchorage’s flight delay will check in at just about four days.

The Seawolves have been in Minneapolis since missing their connecting flight to Anchorage on Sunday after last weekend’s series against Wisconsin.

They’re projected to return home late Thursday night, a school spokesperson said Tuesday.

“Once we received word of the situation on Sunday, we focused all our efforts on getting the team home,” Alaska-Anchorage athletic director Keith Hackett said in a statement. “We looked at multiple options and were eventually able to work out a solution with our partners at Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines, along with our travel coordinator Linda Stimaker, were very, very helpful in getting our boys home.”

The Seawolves were trying to find ice in the Minneapolis area for practice, spokesperson Dallas Baldwin told USCHO on Monday.

Their upcoming opponent, Minnesota State, is already in Alaska after playing in Fairbanks last weekend.

“It’s been an interesting few days with all the hurdles we have faced but sometimes these situations help a team come together,” Seawolves coach Matt Thomas said in a statement. “We have had plenty of opportunity to prepare for the weekend and we are very excited to get home to the Sullivan Arena and in front of our fans.”

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