Aces’ Goaltender Bears
Resemblance To Ace Golfer

By Matt Nevala
Anchorage Daily News

ANCHORAGE – Facially, Chris Beckford-Tseu resembles Tiger Woods. A few of his Alaska Aces teammates even call him “Tiger.”

“In high school, some teachers started telling me I looked like him,” Beckford-Tseu said. “One time, someone got me a Nike hat and golf shoes for a Secret Santa gift.”

On the golf course, however, Beckford-Tseu said he and Woods share nothing in common.

“I’m a terrible golfer,” he said.

But who cares? It’s not like the Aces goaltender is paid to drop putts.

Beckford-Tseu stops pucks for a living, and so far this ECHL season no one’s done it better.

As the Aces returned from a 10-day break Tuesday in the first game of a two-game series against the Utah Grizzlies at Sullivan Arena, Beckford-Tseu is part of a dominant duo in net. Combined, Beckford-Tseu and Matt Underhill have turned away more than 92 percent of the shots they’ve faced in Alaska’s first 15 games (10-3-2).

But Beckford-Tseu’s start has turned the most heads.

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