The idle Alaska Aces, flying home today from Utah, regained the overall ECHL lead in winning percentage, which is how the Brabham Cup as regular-season champion will be determined.
The Aces, whose 35-16-4 record gives them a .673 winning percentage, leapfrogged the Ontario Reign, who fell 3-1 at Stockton to slip to 34-16-5 and a .664 winning percentage.
South Carolina, a 3-2 loser at Elmira, is third overall in winning percentage at .652 (34-17-5).
The Aces on Friday open a three-game series against visiting Bakersfield, which pole-axed Idaho 7-1 today. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Condors racked four even-strength goals on Idaho's Josh Robinson in the opening 9:49. In came Pat Nagle, who promptly surrendered an even-strength goal 25 seconds into his day.
Tough game for Idaho defensemen Russ Sinkewich, the former Ace, and Matthew Walters -- each finished with a -4 next to their name.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com