By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News
CHARLESTON, S.C. – When the Alaska Aces arrived at the North Charleston Coliseum about 10:30 a.m. today for their scheduled practice, coach Keith McCambridge already was there, and he was a man with a plan:
No practice on the off day before Friday night’s Game 4 of the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals against the South Carolina Stingrays.
With the Aces trailing the Stingrays 2-1 in the best-of-7 series after falling 4-2 Wednesday — the Stingrays were practicing when the Aces arrived at the rink this morning — McCambridge figured his crew could use a physical and emotional break. He said he sensed frustration and tension from his club of late, particularly during and after Game 3, so in the belief that less is sometimes more and discretion can be the better part of valor, he planned a getaway day.