By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Aces arrived at Sullivan Arena harboring hope Friday night.They left the joint stomaching hockey heartache.
Ever-resilient, the South Carolina Stingrays beat the Aces 4-2 in decisive Game 7 to win the ECHL’s Kelly Cup.
South Carolina became just the second team in the league’s 21-season history to win three championships, matching the Hampton Roads Admirals. Stingrays coach Jared Bednar also becomes the first man to have his name engraved on the Cup three times – he played for the Stingrays when they won Cups in 2001 and 1997.