Alaska Anchorage first-year coach Matt Curley talks Seawolves hockey, his path there: USCHO Spotlight episode 9

Matt Curley
Matt Curley (photo: Alaska Anchorage)

Coach Matt Curley joins Ed Trefzger and guest host Dan Rubin to spotlight Alaska Anchorage hockey.

Curley helms a Seawolves program that has struggled for success in the WCHA, but one that the first-year head coach sees a lot to be encouraged about. Curley talks about the aftermath of last week’s earthquake, his path to his first collegiate head coaching position, the evolution of the game, his team this season, what it takes to prepare for a road trip, and what Alaska Anchorage has to offer a prospective student-athlete.

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About the hosts

Jim Connelly is a senior writer at and has been with the site since 1999. He is based in Boston and regularly covers Hockey East. He began with as the correspondent covering the MAAC, which nowadays is known as Atlantic Hockey. Each week during the season, he co-writes “Tuesday Morning Quarterback.” Jim is the winner of the 2012 Joe Concannon award. He a former color analyst for UMass-Lowell hockey’s radio network and studio analyst for NESN.

Ed Trefzger has been part of USCHO since 1999 and now serves as a senior writer and director of technology. He is the radio play-by-play voice for Rochester Institute of Technology hockey on the RIT Tigers Sports Network, and has been involved with the broadcasts as a producer, studio host, and color commentator since their inception. He is co-owner and president of broadcasting company Genesee Media, and was general manager of the former Rochester, N.Y., sports radio station 97.5 The Team.