With back-to-back shutout wins on the road on Friday and Saturday, the Alaska Aces have moved into a tie for first place in the ECHL’s Mountain Division with a 5-1-0 record for 10 points.
Gerald Coleman recorded the first shutout of the weekend for the Aces on Friday, stopping 31 shots in a 3-0 win at Las Vegas on Friday. Jerad Stewart paced the Aces’ offensively with a goal and an assist while Chris Langkow and Chad Anderson also found the back of the net.
On Saturday, Adam Courchaine notched his first professional shutout with 33 saves in a 3-0 win at Bakersfield. Ethan Cox scored his first professional goal for Alaska while Scott Howes tallied a goal and an assist.
Alaska concludes its five-game road trip this week visiting Bakersfield on Wednesday before traveling to Ontario for games against the Reign on Thursday and Saturday.
Brian Swanson leads Alaska in scoring with eight points (3g-5a) in six games, while Wes Goldie (3g-3a) and Stewart (2g-4a) are tied for second with six points each. Coleman is 4-1-0 through five appearances with a 2.17 goals-against average and a save percentage of .917.
Goldie continues his move up the ECHL games played and goals lists. He has played 561 ECHL games, which is 12th most in league history. He is four games shy of Marty Clapton who is 11th with 565 games played. Goldie has scored 292 ECHL goals, ranking him eighth all-time, and just three shy of Darryl Noren who is seventh with 295. With eight more goals, Goldie will become just the seventh player in the 23-year history of the ECHL to reach the 300 goal plateau.