ECHL Game Night: 12-10-12
Alaska Aces 1 vs. Utah Grizzlies 2
F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-1-1, +1, 6 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-14-21, +5, 23 PIM
After falling behind 2-0 early in the third period, Alaska came on strong and finally got on the board with a few minutes remaining in regulation but could not manage the equalizer despite dominating play in the final frame. Thompson, who was held pointless in the last two matches, added a primary assist on the lone Aces goal scored Joey Crabb. Crabb, a night after fellow NHLer Thompson engaged in some fisticuffs, also earned a fighting major in the match after tangling with the Utah defenseman Josh Burrows. Having split the four-game series with Utah, Alaska (18-7-0, 36 PTS) now travels to face Idaho (16-5-3, 35 PTS) for a single match Wednesday night in what will be a show-down of the Mountain division front-runners.