ECHL Game Night: 11-14-12
Alaska Aces 4 @ Colorado Eages 3
F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-1-1, -1, 5 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-7-8, -2, 16 PIM
Scott Gomez, a recent addition to the Aces roster, scored a power play goal early in the third period that helped Alaska (9-4-0) outlast Colorado (6-5-2) and, in doing so, earn its fourth-straight victory Wednesday night. Joey Crabb, Gary Nunn and Jarred Smith also scored for Alaska, which outshot Colorado 38-31 for the game, and G Mark Guggenberger earned his eighth win. The Aces had to battle back from three separate one-goal deficits before finally taking the lead, which they did with more opportunistic and effective special teams play, converting two of three opportunities with the man advantage and even scoring short-handed while Colorado squandered six power play chances. Thompson earned his secondary assist on the locked-out NHLer Joey Crabb's tally while the Aces were a man down late in the first period which tied the game at two. Both teams will square off again in Anchorage on Friday night.