PRINCETON, N.J. – Alaska Aces right wing Chris Minard is the CCM TACKS ECHL Player of the Month for December.
The 24-year-old led the ECHL and the Aces with 16 goals, including six power-play goals, and 24 points to help Alaska finish 10-1-1 in 12 games in December. Minard also led the league in plus-minus rating (+16) and tied for the league lead in scoring.
The 6-foot-2 and 215-pound Minard had eight multiple-point games and six multiple-goal games, including four straight two-goal games from Dec. 19-31. The Aces entered the month with a five-game winning streak and extended it to 11 games before losing 5-4 in overtime at Victoria on Dec. 16. During the month-opening six-game winning streak, Minard had nine points (6g-3a) including four points (3g-1a) in a 5-1 win at Pacific Division leader Fresno on Dec. 4.