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Aaron McPheters Commits to Alaska-Anchorage

UAA lands a native son.

Selects Academy U16 defenseman Aaron McPheters announced via Twitter on Saturday that he has verbally committed to play hockey at Alaska-Anchorage:

McPheters is a '97 born defenseman that is playing out on the east coast with Selects Academy, but is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. Listed at 5'8" 146 lbs., McPheters is a speedy, puck-moving defenseman.

It's a big recruiting victory for the Seawolves in that they've traditionally struggled to keep homegrown players from heading elsewhere to play college hockey. But a renewed commitment to drawing in local players after last year's coaching change appears to be paying dividends for the Seawolves.