Impressive work recently by the Alaska Aces -- seven straight victories and a 33-7 goal differential in that span to raise their record to 7-1-0 after today's 4-0 win over Bakersfield for a sweep of the three-game series.
Still, there remain four teams in the 22-team ECHL that have yet to lose in regulation.
The Cincinnati Cyclones, who visited Anchorage and split preseason games with the Aces, are 6-0-0 and own a five-point lead atop the North Division after Sunday's 5-4 shootout win at Kalamazoo.
The Florida Everblades and South Carolina Stingrays (they won 4-2 at Gwinnett on Sunday) are tied for the South Division lead at 7-0-1, eight points up on the nearest team. Florida, by the way, is 6-0-0 on the road.
And the Ontario Reign are the only Western Conference team unbeaten in regulation. They are 3-0-3 and have played four straight games that have extended to extra time. In that span, the Reign have gone 1-2 in shootouts and 0-1 in OT.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com