Here are your Alaska connections in the Kelly Cup playoffs (Plus, Coach of the Year)

Posted by Doyle Woody, dwoody@adn.com on April 2, 2013 

Playoff rosters are in, so here are your Alaska connections in the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs (minus the Aces -- we covered that ground Monday).

But before we get going, Cincinnati's Jarrod Skalde was voted ECHL Coach of the Year by media, broadcasters, coaches and media relations directors. Ontario's Jason Christie finished second and Aces bench boss Rob Murray, who shared the award with Gwinnett's John Wroblewski last season, was third.

Here are the AK connections on ECHL playoff rosters (* denotes playoff eligible, currently not with team):

Colorado -- Former Aces winger Jack Combs*.

Greenville -- Former UAA defenseman Lee Baldwin.

Gwinnett -- Former Aces defenseman Russ Sinkewich*.

Las Vegas -- Former Aces winger Adam Huxley, former Aces forward Judd Blackwater, former UAA winger Sean Wiles and former UAA winger Josh Lunden*.

Ontario -- Former Aces winger D.J. King.

Reading -- Former UAF and Aces defenseman Bryant Molle, former Aces defenseman Brock Shelgren, former Aces center Ethan Cox, former Aces defenseman Patrick Wellar* and former UAF defenseman Joe Sova*.

San Francisco -- Former UAA winger Tommy Grant, former Aces winger Kory Falite and former Aces defenseman Mark Isherwood.

South Carolina -- Former UAA defenseman Luka Vidmar, former Aces center Chris Langkow and forward Hunter Bishop of Fairbanks*.

Toledo -- Goaltender Jordan Pearce of Anchorage.

Utah -- Former Aces defenseman Nick Tuzzolino, former Aces goaltender Shane Owen and former Aces forward T.J. Battani.

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