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NHL players join Aces for training camp

Scott Gomez waits on the bench while he gets help with a skate. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Goalie Mark Guggenberger talks with another player. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Joey Crabb, right, listens to instruction. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Nate Thompson laughs with other players Friday. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Micah Perletti is a goaltender in training camp under a tryout agreement. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Jarred Smith talks with other players. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Tim Hall, a forward, returns under an ECHL contract. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Scott Gomez looks up the ice. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Joey Crabb skates in practice Friday. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Jarred Smith moves the nets for ice resurfacing. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Matt Robinson walks onto the ice. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Nate Thompson laughs during a break in practice. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Joey Crabb skates in drills at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightening) are currently locked out of NHL play. Current agreements allow to the players to practice with the team. They have not signed agreements to play in games.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Scott Gomez talks with Joey Crabb, left, during a break. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Nate Thompson skates at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Aces coach Rob Murray talks with players. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Nate Thompson, left, and Scott Gomez talk during drills. The Alaska Aces opened their training camp Friday morning, September 28, 2012. Three NHL players with roots in Anchorage joined the team for camp. Scott Gomez (Montreal Canadiens), Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) are currently locked out of NHL play. Crabb has signed a one-year deal with the Aces and Thompson, who practiced under a professional tryout agreement Friday, said he will sign a one-year deal with the team. Gomez, who played for the Aces during the NHL lockout in 2004-05, is only practicing with the team under a PTO and has said he does not intend to play for the Aces again.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
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