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Meanwhile, across the pond...

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Of all the Alaska-connected players this season in the Great Britain-based Elite Ice Hockey League, have to say former UAA defenseman/winger/center/Swiss Army Knife Curtis Leinweber had the best statistical campaign -- we say statistical because his Edinburgh Capitals was one of two clubs in the 10-team league that didn't make the playoffs.

In any event, Leinweber, one of the good dudes, delivered 28-29--57 totals in 51 games.

Here's how all the Alaska-connected fellows did in the regular season:

Cardiff Devils -- Former Alaska Aces defenseman Tyson Marsh went 9-32--41 in 63 games; former UAA defenseman Mark Smith went 3-19--22 in 49 games.

Coventry Blaze -- Former (briefly) Aces defenseman Benn Olson went 1-7--8 in 29 games, with 136 penalty minutes.

Dundee Stars -- Forward Billy Bagron of Eagles river went 8-38--46 in 55 games.

Edinburgh Capitals -- Leinweber's teammate there is former UAA winger Jade Portwood, who had 10-30--40 totals in 57 games.

Fife Flyers -- Former Aces goaltender Kevin Regan was 27-25-0 with a 3.14 goals-against average and .900 save percentage.

Nottingham Panthers -- Former Aces winger Robert Farmer -- the Brit was with them early this season before being released -- was 11-15--26 in 33 games.

Hull Stingrays -- Former Aces defenseman/winger Jeff Smith went 5-10--15 in 57 games.

Sheffield Steelers -- Former Aces winger was 10-24--34 in 61 games, with 147 PIMs; and former Aces goalie Frank Doyle went 38-23-0 with a 2.66, .902 and six shutouts.


By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com
Anchorage