Jaromir Blagr: The Hockey Blog

Here are your Alaska connections in the ECHL playoffs

Let's get right to it -- here are the Alaska connections, more than two dozen, on ECHL playoff rosters as the run to the Kelly Cup begins this week:

Allen Americans -- Former UAF defenseman Aaron Gens.

Colorado Eagles -- Former UAA winger Jordan Kwas and defenseman Dax Lauwers of Anchorage.

Fort Wayne Komets -- Former Alaska Aces defenseman James Martin and former UAA center Paul Crowder.

Idaho Steelheads -- Former Aces goaltender Olivier Roy, former Aces defenseman William Wrenn of Anchorage, former Aces winger Alex Belzile and former UAF winger Colton Beck.

Kalamazoo Wings -- Former Aces and UAA defenseman Kane Lafranchise, and former Aces defenseman Brett Ponich.

Ontario Reign -- Former Aces wingers Garry Nunn and Judd Blackwater.

Orlando Solar Bears -- Former UAA winger Brett Findlay.

Quad City Mallards -- Former UAA defenseman Austin Coldwell and former UAF forward Jeff Lee.

Rapid City Rush -- Former UAA forward Winston Day Chief.

Reading Royals -- Former Aces goaltender Connor Knapp, former Aces and UAF defenseman Bryant Molle of Anchorage, former UAA winger Sean Wiles and former Aces center Ryan Cruthers.

South Carolina Stingrays -- Former Aces defenseman Drew MacKenzie, former Aces winger Tim Spencer and former UAA winger Brett Cameron.

Tulsa Oilers -- Former Aces goaltender Andy Iles, former Aces defenseman Dave Pszenyczny (Mrs. Blagr's beloved "Davey Alphabet) and former Aces winger Tommy Mele.

Utah Grizzlies -- Former Aces defenseman Patrick Wellar.