By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News
The Alaska Aces earned the ECHL’s National Conference trophy Thursday night, but it’s the next, and last, piece of hardware available that they covet most.
Hoisting another Kelly Cup would lift them to hockey heaven.
The Aces smoked the host Las Vegas Wranglers 5-1 Thursday night at Orleans Arena in Nevada to sweep the conference finals in four games and advance to the Kelly Cup Finals for the second time in four seasons.
Alaska won the 2006 Kelly Cup, when current coach Keith McCambridge was their captain.