Nice night for Penn State freshman forward Casey Bailey of Anchorage, who had a hand in all his club's goals in a 3-2 victory at Michigan State.
Bailey served up the game-tying goal in the third period and then the primary assist on the game winner to wrap a 1-2--3 night. He is tied for first on the team in goals with 12 and owns the team lead in points with 23 points in 23 games.
Goaltender Steve Summerhays of Anchorage helped No. 7-ranked Notre Dame end a five-game losing streak by stopping 22 shots in a 5-2 win over Ferris State,
On the women's college side, Zoe Hickel of Anchorage furnished Minnesota-Duluth with a power-play strike in a 3-2 win at Ohio State. With 10-10--20d totals in 23 games, she leads the Bulldogs in goals and is tied for the team lead in points.
On the minor-league pro side, former Alaska Aces winger Scott Howes scored for the third straight game for AHL Springfield, which fell 3-2 at Connecticut.
Tim Wallace of Anchoragae scored his ninth goal of the season for AHL Charlotte in a 5-4 win over Abbotsford, which got a goal from former Aces winger Tyler Ruegsegger. Wallace owns 9-10--19 totals in 41 games. Ruegsegger is 4-2--6 in 35 games.
We'll note one game in the ECHL because it was so full of Alaska connections.
South Carolina thumped Orlando, 9-3, behind a 1-2--3 night from Hunter Bishop of Fairbanks and a 2-1--3 night from former Aces center Chris Langkow. Former UAA defenseman Luka Vidmar had an assist. Bishop is 17-20--37 in 39 games and Langkow is 13-14--27 in 34 games.
For Orlando, former Aces center Ryan Cruthers had one goal and one assist before getting the gate for a boarding major in the third period. Former Aces blueliner Derick Martin, one of the real good guys, went -3 and former Aces defenseman Alain Goulet was -1.