Sivak returns to Aces, Connolly recalled to Heat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The
Alaska Aces, ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, announced today that veteran forward Peter Sivak has been returned to the Aces from his professional tryout with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League while forward Brendan Connolly has been recalled by Abbotsford.

Sivak, 31, skated in three games with Abbotsford after being loaned to the club on Nov. 28. He returns as the Aces leading scorer with 23 points (6g-17a) in 15 games, which is tied for sixth in ECHL scoring. His 17 assists are tied for second in the league and he is second in Aces power play scoring with five points. The 5-foot-11, 179 pound forward out of Slovakia has five points (4g-1a) in 12 career AHL games with Abbotsford and Worcester and has racked up 79 points (39g-40a) and a +4 rating in 78 career ECHL games with the Aces and San Francisco Bulls.

Connolly, 28, heads to the AHL for the first time this season with 17 points (6g-11a)and a +4 rating in 18 games with the Aces. The 5-foot-9, 175 pound forward has two assists in 15 career AHL games with Adirondack and Texas and has posted 222 points (95g-127a) in 235 career ECHL games with Elmira, Greenville and the Aces.