Does anyone want to coach Division I hockey in Alaska?

So far, the answer is no.

But that could be changing soon. A source tells KTVA Sports a fourth candidate will interview for the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves' job this week, possibly as early as Thursday. 

Now UAA has company. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks are also moving on to Plan B. Multiple media reports had former Miami Ohio assistant Brent Brekke taking the job -- but the source says he turned it down, leaving the Fairbanks school still searching along with its sister school to the south.

UAA had interviewed and offered its opening to Denver assistant coach and former Anchorage resident David Carle, University of Massachusetts-Lowell assistant Cam Ellsworth and Providence Friars assistant coach Kris Mayotte. All three decided against coming to the Seawolves.

The spot became open when UAA let Matt Thomas go after five seasons. UAF is still looking for a full-time replacement for Dallas Ferguson, who left for Calgary of the Western Hockey League. Lance West currently has the Nanooks job on an interim basis.

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