Aces: New sniper headed here

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, adn.com on September 18, 2013 

The ECHL's Alaska Aces have a new sniper headed here.

Peter Sivak, the Czech free agent who last season made his North American debut by cranking off 33 goals for ECHL San Francisco, has agreed to terms with the Aces, the club announced this morning.

Sivak, 31, bagged 33-23--56 totals and a -11 rating with the Bulls last season to finish fifth in the league in goals. He led them in goals and points, and finished third in the league in shots on goal with 266. Sivak also pocketed nine power-play goals.

Additionally, he scored four goals in nine games with AHL Worcester.

For the Bulls, he furnished one goal streak of six games, which tied for the longest in the league, and two others of four games. He racked seven two-goal games. And he earned point streaks of eight games and six games.

So, um, not exactly a third-liner. Pencil him in, almost certainly, on the Aces' top line. Figure the left-handed shooting Sivak, who plays the right wing, to possibly make a nice complement to Aces first-line center Nick Mazzolini, who sniped 36 goals last season.

For what it's worth, Sivak last season scored five goals in 12 combined regular-season and playoff games against the Aces -- one of those was an OT dagger.

Been a few years since the Aces added a new, experienced sniper from another ECHL club. You puckheads may remember a certain guy who came here in 2010, when like Sivak he was 31, and sorta flourished. Wes Goldie ring a bell? Just saying.

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