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Head Hockey Coach

University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks , Alaska 99775
United States

Company Description: UAF is a Land, Sea and Space Grant institution with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students. Located 160 miles south of the Arctic Circle, UAF is the only...   more

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  • Masters degree , Training and Development in Human Performance
    Northern Michigan University
  • Bachelors of Science , Physical Education
    Northern Michigan University
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Hockey | The Northern Light, 28 Jan 2014 [cached]
The search to replace Dave Shyiak is in full effect.
On the heels of Dave Shyiak's firing, I sat down with junior goaltender Rob Gunderson to gain a player's perspective on the situation.
Dave Shyiak (Photo courtesy of
A statement was released March 27 by UAA announcing that the head coach of the hockey team, Dave Shyiak, will be departing from the program.
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UAA head hockey coach no longer with program
Hockey coach Dave Shyiak is parting ways with the Seawolves.
Former UAA head coach Dave ..., 13 July 2013 [cached]
Former UAA head coach Dave Shyiak instructs players on the first official day of hockey practice Monday September 24, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. - Alaska Anchorage Coaching Staff, 10 Nov 2012 [cached]
Head Coach Dave Shyiak
Dave Shyiak enters his seventh season as head coach of the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey program in 2011-12.
In 2009-10, Shyiak led UAA to a 11-23-5 overall record and a 9-17-2 slate in WCHA. UAA completed the conference season tied for 8th with Minnesota State with 20 points - the best finish under Shyiak. Throughout the season, Shyiak led the Seawolves over nationally ranked North Dakota, Denver, Colorado College and Minnesota Dul
The Shyiak-led Seawolves captured the Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup for the third consecutive season in 2008-09, while extending their unbeaten streak against intrastate rival Alaska Fairbanks to 10 games (8-0-2). UAA also enjoyed victories over Connecticut, Maine and Mercyhurst for a 13-1-4 record against non-conference teams in the last three seasons combined.
During the 2008-09 season, Shyiak led the Seawolves to their best season in the WCHA since 2001-02 by posting a 41% winning-percentage - UAA's fifth-best conference winning-percentage ever.
Shyiak guided the Seawolves to a seven-game improvement in 2006-07 - his second behind the bench at UAA - while overseeing the first winning season on home ice (9-8-1) in five years. UAA also claimed the Nye Frontier Classic title and Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup title in 2006-07, marking the first time the Seawolves have accomplished both in the same season. Shyiak's second season was also highlighted by home sweeps over rival Alaska Fairbanks and league foe North Dakota.
Introduced as the fourth head coach in program history on June 14, 2005, Shyiak earned his first-ever head coaching victory with a 6-3 triumph at home over Rensselaer on Oct. 14, 2005. His first WCHA win also occurred on home ice with a 2-0 blanking of Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 19, 2005.
Under Shyiak's guidance the Seawolves have had 50 student-athletes earn recognition on the WCHA Academic All-Conference Team.
Prior to coming to UAA, Shyiak was an assistant at his alma mater, Northern Michigan University, for 10 seasons, including three as associate head coach.
At NMU, Shyiak helped the Wildcats to seven 20-win seasons, six Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament berths and one NCAA tournament appearance. NMU was a member of the WCHA during his first three seasons as an assistant.
Shyiak served as the head coach of the North American Select Team in 2000 and 2001, guiding the squad to silver-medal finishes both seasons at the World 'Junior A' Hockey Tournament in Tampere, Finland.
Prior to his stint at his alma mater, Shyiak was general manager and head coach of the Merritt Centennials of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League (1994-95) and head coach of the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (1993-94). Shyiak led Kimberley to both the regular season title and the playoff title while also garnering Coach of the Year honors.
He began his coaching career as a student assistant at NMU under Rick Comley in 1992-93, helping guide the Wildcats to a NCAA berth.
A co-captain on NMU's 1991 NCAA Championship team, Shyiak also claimed two WCHA Tournament titles (1989 and 1991) and one WCHA regular-season title (1991) as a player and earned WCHA All-Academic Team accolades. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Northern Michigan in 1993 and a Masters degree in Training and Development in Human Performance from NMU in 2007.
Shyiak and his wife Lucia are the parents of two sons (Kristian and Sheldon) and one daughter (Isabela).
News-Miner - Sports, 23 Oct 2005 [cached]
ANCHORAGE--Dave Shyiak, when he was the associate head coach at Northern Michigan University, saw University of Alaska Fairbanks goaltender Wylie Rogers five times last season, as the schools were scheduling clustermates in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
Shyiak, now the first-year head coach for the University of Alaska Anchorage, wasn't surprised at Rogers' 23-save performance Saturday night in UAF's 2-1 victory at Sullivan Arena in the first game of this season's Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup Series.
"Wylie Rogers came up with some big saves and he does a good job of stopping the first shot and scooping up the rebound," Shyiak said.
Shyiak, though, said he made no changes in his team's forechecking compared to the first period, when UAF managed to get several passes through the neutral zone.
"I thought we were the better team 5-on-5," he said.
Welcome to the North Wind, 21 Feb 2002 [cached]
NMU hockey assistant coach Dave Shyiak attended the meeting.
"Basically we just wanted to get some type of medium to create some type of atmosphere," Shyiak said.
Shyiak also said that there are other issues involved as well.
"You have to factor in a number of things, not only the music," Shyiak said."There has to be people at the game and the people at the game have to be involved to create any type of excitement or atmosphere."
Shyiak said the atmosphere at last weekend's games was good.
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