Your Alaska connections in the AHL

The AHL, one step below the NHL, opened play over the weekend, and there are more than a dozen Alaska-connected players and coaches on the circuit.

Without further ado:

Bakersfield Condors -- Former Alaska Aces G Laurent Brossoit, who on the opening weekend went 1-1-0 with a 2.50 and .930, so solid start.

Binghamton Senators -- Former Aces D Nick Tuzzolino and former UAF G Scott Greenham.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers -- G Stephon Williams of Fairbanks. Head coach is former Aces bench boss Brent Thompson and assistant coach is former Aces assistant coach/player Eric Boguniecki.

Chicago Wolves -- Former Aces W Evan Trupp of Anchorage, G Pheonix Copley of North Pole and former Aces W's Jacob Doty (goal in season opener) and Cody Beach.

Iowa Wild -- Former Aces W Olivier Archambault.

Lake Erie Monsters -- Former Aces D John Ramage.

Manitoba Moose -- Head coach is Keith McCambridge, the former Aces head coach, assistant coach and captain.

San Diego Gulls -- Former UAA C Matt Bailey.

Stockton Heat -- Former Aces F Turner Elson (two helpers in season opener).

Toronto Marlies -- W Casey Bailey of Anchorage and W Justin Johnson, the former UAA and Aces winger from Anchorage (both have played in NHL).