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.
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