The regular season Western Conference champion Alaska Aces have produced two players that landed on the All-ECHL teams, announced on Thursday. Defenseman Bryan Miller earns first-team selection, while forward Dan Kissel grabs a spot on the second team.
Miller, the longest tenured Ace in his fifth season on the club, is as consistent as any player in the league. This season, he has equalled a career high with 10 goals and set a career high with 44 points. Miller is also the only Ace to play in all 70 games. He was a second-team choice last season.
Kissel, in his second full pro season, is tied for second in the ECHL with 35 goals, and his 67 points is tied for seventh. He made an instant impact after being traded to Alaska form Gwinnett during the middle of last season and has thrived ever since then.
The Aces have two games remaining in the regular season, having already clinched a first round bye in the Western Conference playoffs. One point gained in either of the last two games will give Alaska the Brabham Cup, and home ice advantage throughout the Kelly Cup Playoffs.