According to Wednesday’s Anchorage Daily Times, left winger Neil Schell, who led all Seawolf freshmen with 20 points in 35 games last season, will not return to UAA this year.
Seawolf head coach Dean Talafous said Schell’s decision was based on health concerns — Schell is missing one kidney due to a junior-hockey injury — and homesickness. Schell is a native of Yorkton, Sask.
Also, Talafous said that sophomore left winger Regg Simon would be out for most, if not all, of this season after reaggravating a shoulder dislocation lifting weights. Reconstructive surgery was planned for Thursday.
On a brighter note, the Seawolves have signed Adrian Hasbargen of Warroad (Minn.) H.S. The 5-foot-11, 175-lb. defenseman was named to the Minnesota all-tournament team last season after helping Warroad to the state’s Class A championship game.