The Alaska Aces won for the sixth straight time at home and improved to an ECHL-best 25-5-5 on the season with a methodical 3-1 victory over the Utah Grizzlies on Friday night. The Aces scored the first three goals, receiving scoring from Brandon Gentile, Tyler Ruegsegger, and Jacques Lamoureux in the victory. Lamoureux was playing his first game since December 18th and notched his second of the season.
Gerald Coleman, back in the lineup after missing six games with an injury, stopped 20 of 21 shots to collect the win in net.
The Aces improve to 6-2-1 against the Grizzlies this season. Saturday's series finale will also be their final head to head meeting of the year.