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Aces add former SF Bulls forward Brett Findlay

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

The Alaska Aces have signed former San Francisco Bulls forward Brett Findlay, one of a slew of players who became free agents when that ECHL franchise folded shop Monday.

Findlay, 21, owned 9-20--29 and +2 totals in 37 games for the Bulls this season. He joined the Bulls late last season after finishing his junior career in the Ontario Hockey League.

Findlay's here -- he was in the hallway outside the Aces' dressing room Wednesday night after their 2-1 win over Idaho. He should give the club some depth up front, where injuries and call-ups have left it thin.

In other moves today, the Aces retroactively (from Jan. 25) placed defenseman James Martin and winger David Eddy, both out with lower-body injuries, on the 21-day reserve list, which means we've seen the last of them for a while. 

Also, looks like Drew O'Connell of Anchorage on Friday will serve as the Aces' emergency back-up goaltender to Gerald Coleman in the second game of the three-game series against visiting Idaho. Jeff Barney served in that role Wednesday.

You may recall that O'Connell, the former Colorado College goalie, last season helped out the Ontario Reign when they were in town, and beat the Aces. In four games for Ontario, he went 3-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. So, if need be, he can be more than just a guy working the gate on the bench.