Here's where the Aces sit at the halfway pole in their ECHL history (Hint: In a sweet spot)

Posted on January 5, 2013 

Guess it says something good about the Alaska Aces franchise that they hit the halfway point of the ECHL regular season -- 36 games -- tonight atop the league standings with a sparkling 27-8-1 record, and yet those 55 points are merely their third-best mark to this point in 10 ECHL seasons.

After tonight's 2-1 shootout loss in Ontario -- that snapped Alaska's nine-game winning streak, but extended another streak to 10 straight games without a regulation loss -- the Aces are two points shy of the best halfway mark in club history. Remember, last season they had 57 points, courtesy of a 26-5-5 mark to this point, and in 2005-06, the season in which they won the first of their two Kelly Cups, they also had 57 points, that time thanks to a 27-6-3 mark. Anyhow, the 27 wins they currently have ties them for the most wins in franchise history at the halfway pole.

Here's how the Aces have done through 36 games in their 10 ECHL seasons:

2012-13 -- 27-8-1, 55 points

2011-12 -- 26-5-5, 57 points

2010-11 -- 21-13-2, 44 points

2009-10 -- 16-17-3, 35 points

2008-09 -- 20-14-2, 42 points

2007-08 -- 19-13-4, 42 points

2006-07 -- 24-10-2, 50 points

2005-06 -- 27-6-3, 57 points

2004-05 -- 19-13-4, 42 points

2003-04 -- 22-11-3, 47 points 

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