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ALASKA SWEEPS STOCKTON WITH 4-1 WIN

ALASKA SWEEPS STOCKTON WITH 4-1 WIN

Dec 22nd, 2012

Another wire to wire effort on Saturday night from the Alaska Aces helped them complete a three-game sweep of the Stockton Thunder with a 4-1 win from Sullivan Arena.  Alaska upped their winning streak to five games and improved their record to a league-best 23-8 heading into the Christmas break.  Alaska finished off the sweep, never trailing during the three-game series.  The Aces now enter a short holiday break before resuming play on Friday, December 28 vs. the Colorado Eagles.  Tickets are on sale now at the Aces office, Sullivan Arena box office, Fred Meyer Locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com.  All Aces games can be heard on NewsTalk 103.7FM and 750AM KFQD.  For more information, please contact the Aces office at 907.258.ACES, or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskaaceshockey.  The Aces would like to wish all of their fans and corporate partners a very safe and happy holiday season.

 

Off the heels of a tempered finish to Friday night, the Aces and Thunder began Saturday night with a similar theme.  Off the opening face-off, William Wrenn and Teigan Zahn squared off for the first of three first period fights.  In his first pro fight Wrenn connected with a straight right and knocked down Zahn bringing the Aces bench and the large Sullivan Arena crowd to their feet.  Alaska went over half the period without recording their first shot, but struck for the only goal of the frame. Joey Crabb slipped behind the Stockton defense and deked past Thunder goaltender Cody Reichard at 16:36.  On the ensuing face-off Dustin Molle fought Cameron Abney.  Following that fight, Chris Clackson fought Garet Hunt on the next face-off.  The Aces outshot the Thunder 6-5 in the opening period.   

 

Alaska added to their lead in the second period with a pair of power play goals.  Bobby Hughes got the first at 4:24 to make it 2-0, and then Garry Nunn scored his tenth goal of the year at 15:41.  Nick Mazzolini had the primary assist on both plays.  The Aces outshot Stockton 10-6 in the second period. 

 

For the second straight night, Gerald Coleman lost his shutout bid in the third period on a Thunder power play.  Mike Little continued his hot streak with a goal at 6:42 to get Stockton on the board, but the Aces held on down the stretch keeping Stockton scoreless the rest of the game.  Alex Imbeault scored for the third straight game, burying an empty net goal at 18:32 for the final goal of the night. 

 

Gerald Coleman (9-2) earned the win, making 17 saves on 18 shots.  Cody Reichard (7-2-3) made 25 saves on 28 shots, taking the loss. The Aces went 2-9 on the power play and the Thunder were 1-3.  Alaska outshot Stockton 29-18 in the game.

 

The Aces now enter a short holiday break before resuming play on Friday, December 28 vs. the Colorado Eagles.  Tickets are on sale now at the Aces office, Sullivan Arena box office, Fred Meyer Locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com.  All Aces games can be heard on NewsTalk 103.7FM and 750AM KFQD.  For more information, please contact the Aces office at 907.258.ACES, or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskaaceshockey.  The Aces would like to wish all of their fans and corporate partners a very safe and happy holiday season.