Alaska Leads Series 3-0
Aces Beat Las Vegas 3-1

By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Aces center Josh Soares, who scored the goal that eliminated Victoria in the previous playoff series, on Tuesday night sniped a goal that pushed the Las Vegas Wranglers to the brink of elimination.

Soares’ goal off Cam Keith‘s splendid rush with about four minutes to go Tuesday night combined with Jean-Philippe Lamoureux‘s customary brilliant goaltending to give the Aces a 3-1 victory at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The victory gave the Aces a 3-0 lead in the ECHL’s best-of-7 National Conference finals. No team in the 21-season history of the ECHL has rebounded from a 3-0 deficit.

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