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Aces Defeat Grizzlies 5-3 to Complete Series Sweep

By Kari Bustamante, Multimedia Journalist, Sports Anchor Fill-in, kbustamante@ktuu.com
Published On: Dec 21 2013 10:30:26 PM AKST
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December 21, 2013 -

Despite being out-shot 29-28, the Alaska Aces defeated the Utah Grizzlies 5-3 to complete the 3 game series sweep Saturday evening at the Sullivan Arena.

Utah's Kris Hogg struck first, giving the Grizzlies a 1-0 lead just under 5 minutes into the first.  Alaska would register two back to back power play goals from Tommy Mele and Shawn Skelly to give the Aces a 2-1 lead to end the first period of play.

Into the second, Teigan Zahn tallied the short-handed equalizer, but Alaska's Jordan Kremyr fired back shortly after to put the Aces up 3-2.  Later in the frame, defenseman Brad Gorham buried his first professional goal, and the eventual game winner, for the Alaska 4-2 lead.

Utah made it close in the 3rd after Vinny Scarsella's score, but the empty netter from Ross Ring-Jarvi sealed Utah's fate.

The Aces are back on the ice Friday, December 27th hosting the Ontario Reign.