Before subdued second and third periods, the Alaska Aces' 5-1 victory over the Allen Americans on Wednesday night was so filled with fireworks that the vibe was combustible long before the opening drop of the puck in the ECHL hockey game.

Disagreements started in warm-ups — the teams conducted a 36-man meet-and-greet, mostly consisting of chirping, along the red line — and continued throughout a first period that included three fights, a major penalty and ejection for spearing (Aces winger David Eddy), and 71 combined penalty minutes.

So explosive was the early going that nearly six minutes into the match at Sullivan Arena each team had generated more fighting majors (two) than shots on goal (one).

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