Aces land veteran forward Sivak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The
Alaska Aces have agreed to terms with veteran free agent forward Peter Sivak, Aces head coach Rob Murray announced today.

The Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames and the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat.

Sivak, 31, heads to Alaska after finishing fifth in the ECHL last season with 33 goals and leading the San Francisco Bulls with 56 points (33g-23a) in 64 games. His 21 power-play points, six game-winning goals and 266 shots led the Bulls, who clinched a playoff berth in their inaugural season and were eliminated by the Aces in the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Sivak also earned his first career call-up to the American Hockey League on March 20, 2013 with the Worcester Sharks and earned four goals and one assist in nine AHL games.

The Slovakian native previously skated in 576 career games in the Slovakian and Czech Extraliga leagues, amassing 232 points (110g-122a). Prior to joining San Francisco, he paced MsHK Zilina in Slovakia with 51 points (21g-30a) in 55 games, finishing the 2011-12 season tied for sixth in league scoring behind experienced NHL forwards such as Ziggy Palffy and Miroslav Satan.