By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Rather than capitulate, like nearly every other previous hockey team to skate in such tenuous circumstances — down 3 games to 1 in the best-of-7 ECHL championship series — the Alaska Aces instead conquered Saturday night.
With the difference between the end of their season and survival measured at a mere millimeter, the Aces used Colin Hemingway‘s goal late in overtime to shed their Southern discomfort and earn a 3-2 win over the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 5 of the Kelly Cup Finals.
Hemingway jammed in his own rebound 17 minutes, 22 seconds into extra time at the North Charleston Coliseum to disappoint an announced crowd of 7,564 and deny the Stingrays a chance to collect hardware on their home ice.