Alaska Aces All-Star forward, Chris Langkow has been called up to the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League, Aces Head Coach Brent Thompson announced. Langkow will join Peoria in time for their Saturday night game.
The Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the Rivermen and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
Langkow, 21, was named the ECHL Rookie of the Month for February on Thursday, and has nine points in his last four games. The Vegreville, Alberta native has 36 points (15g-21a) in 53 games this season, and is second on the Aces with a +11. He represented Alaska at the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic in Bakersfield and scored two goals in the ECHL All-Stars 9-3 win over the Condors. Langkow entered the weekend tied for 12th in ECHL rookie scoring this season, alongside current Aces teammate, Kory Falite.