Jaromir Blagr: The Hockey Blog

After opening the season with three games in three nights, the Aces took Monday off and practiced Tuesday ahead of a three-game ECHL series against visiting Idaho, beginning Wednesday night.Doyle Woody
After eight full seasons in the NHL and more than 500 games played, former UAA forward Curtis Glencross says he's retired.Doyle Woody
Among the prosperous, Eagle River goaltender Andrew Shortridge earned the BCHL's Player of the Week award for his three wins, including one shutout.Doyle Woody
Not surprisingly -- and the Alaska Aces aside -- there are three dozen Alaska connections on ECHL season-opening rosters.Doyle Woody
Coach Rob Murray on Wednesday set his season-opening, 23-man roster, as required by ECHL rules.Doyle Woody
Rookie center Alex Grieve, who for three of his four seasons at Bentley University was a teammate of current Aces winger Justin Breton, averaged nearly a point per game in college.Doyle Woody
Anchorage's Jordan Smelker and Zoe Hickel were part of history Sunday, when the National Women's Hockey League debuted.Doyle Woody
More than a dozen Alaska-connected players and coaches this season in the AHL, one step below the NHL.Doyle Woody
Everyone on the Alaska Aces training-camp roster is accounted for -- they got three players from AHL camps this week -- as preseason practices continue. Meanwhile, 76 hours before UAA's Kendall Hockey Classic opens, the refurbished Sullivan Arena still was without ice. Doyle Woody
The Aces opened training camp Friday morning.Doyle Woody