By Andrew Chernoff
November 11, 2016
The Alaska Aces and and the Indy Fuel will play tonight and again Saturday night at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Aces, ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, are riding a four-game winning streak, while Indy are consumed with seven consecutive losses, entering tonight’s action.
The Aces scored three times in the second period, outshot Indy 47-29 and skated past the Fuel 5-1 Wednesday night at the Sullivan Arena, according to the Aces website.
Stephen Perfetto (0-4=4 pts) had four assists to lead the Aces; Nolan Descoteaux and Peter Sivak had two point games (1-1=2 pts).
Other goals came from Steve Tarasuk, Tim Coffman, and Justin Breton. Assists also came from Tim Wallace Tommy Olczyk, Dax Lauwers,
Aces goaltender Michael Garteig stopped 28 shots and raised his won-lost record to 5-0.
Alaska was 0-3 on the power play and Indy was 0-2.
UP, UP AND AWAY
The Aces are climbing in the Mountain division of the ECHL, as they ride their win streak, in second place with 12 points, one point behind division leaders Colorado Eagles, with 3 games in hand.
The Aces are tied for the 7th best record in the ECHL, at 6-2-0, are tied in the league with the 5th least goals against with 21, after 8 games.
Canucks draft pick, Aces goalie, Michael Garteig after 5 games played, is 5-0-0, with a 2.60 GAA (7th best, at least 5 GP), and a .912 SV% (7th best, at least 5 GP). His five wins are tied for 2nd most.
The Aces have two players in the top 10 in ECHL scoring: forward Stephen Perfetto is tied for 3rd (6-10= 16 points), while forward Peter Sivak is tied for 6th (7-7=14 pts).
Forward Tim Coffman leads the Aces in goals, with 8, and is 17th in ECHL scoring (8-3=11 pts).