Aces Blank Condors
- ACES BLANK CONDORS 3-0
COURCHAINE STOPS 33 FOR ACES SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT
In his Alaska Aces debut, Adam Courchaine picked up right where
Gerald Coleman left off. Courchaine made 33 saves on as many shots to
lead Alaska to a 3-0 win over the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday
Night. It was their second straight 3-0 victory, and raised the Aces
record to a conference leading 5-1 on the year. The Aces will
continue their five-game road trip on Wednesday with a rematch at
Bakersfield at 6:00pm AKST. All games can be heard on the radio home
of Aces hockey, NewsTalk 750AM KFQD. For more information, please
call the Aces at 907.258.ACES or visit them online at
The Aces jumped out to another early lead with a pair of first period
goals. Ethan Cox redirected a Ryan Sinkewich shot at 4:53 for his
first pro goal to make it 1-0. Less than four minutes later at 8:52,
Scott Howes picked up a loose puck in the slot and turned and fired a
puck past Josh Tordjman to increase the Aces lead to 2-0.
After a scoreless second period that featured 15 saves from
Courchaine, the Aces closed the door in the third adding an empty net
goal from Wes Goldie at 18:25 of the third period.
The Aces quickly added to their lead in the third period. Just 40
seconds into the period, Ethan Cox created a turnover in the Las Vegas
zone and found Jerad Stewart at the bottom of the left circle where he
beat Ouzas on a backhand to out the Aces comfortably in front at 3-0.
Aces goaltenders stopped 64 of 64 shots this weekend, and 94 of 96 shots
faced over the last three games.
Courchaine (1-0) earned the win with his first pro shutout.
Tordjman (2-2) suffered the loss, with 30 saves on 32 shots. The
Aces power play went 0-2, while the Condors went 0-3. Both teams had
33 shots on goal.