With a few free moments, thought we'd check in on how the Alaska connections are doing in the Central Hockey League this season.
So here goes:
Allen Americans -- Former Alaska Aces goaltender Mark Guggenberger is 6-4-1 with a 3.18 goals-against average, .900 save percentage and a shutout.
Arizona Sundogs -- Former Aces (briefly) forward Brandon Coccimiglio has gone 10-9--19 in 11 games since being traded from Tulsa. Overall in 25 games, he's tied for ninth in the league in goals and tied for 12th in points with 18-19--37 totals and a +7 rating. Former Aces defenseman Mark Isherwood recently joined the club after starting the season in France, and is 0-0--0 and -6 in four games. Former Aces defenseman Ryan Gaucher began the season with the club -- 2-4--6 and +6 in 13 games -- but split for Germany.
Brampton Beast -- Former Aces captain Steve Ward just got off long-term injury and is 0-3--3 and -5 in five games. Former Aces winger Scott Howes is inactive at the moment, but has been killing it with 12-13--25 totals and a +10 rating in just 13 games.
Denver Cutthroats -- Former Aces winger Matt Ambroz is 1-2--3 and -1 in eight games and former (briefly) Aces defenseman Jason Cohen of Anchorage is 0-1--1 and -3 in three games.
Missouri Mavericks -- Former Aces forward John-Scott Dickson is 13-8--21 and even in 35 games; former Aces blueliner Dave Pszenyczny is 4-15--19 and +2 in 28 games, and tied for ninth in points among defensemen; former Aces goaltender Shane Owen is 18-8-1 with a 2.71, .913 and a shutout; and former UAA forward/defenseman Tyler Currier of Anchorage is 0-1--1 and -4 in nine games.
Rapid City Rush -- Former UAA forward Winston DayChief is tied for sixth on the circuit in goals and tied for 21st in points with 19-12--31 totals and a +16 rating in 27 games.
Wichita Thunder -- Former Aces winger Matt Robinson is tied for 12th in the league in goals with 16-12--28 totals and a -9 rating.