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The Alaska Aces are a minor league ice hockey team in Anchorage, Alaska. Home games are played at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
They were originally part of the West Coast Hockey League, but when the WCHL was absorbed by the East Coast Hockey League in 2003, the team joined the merged ECHL. In 2005, the Aces joined an affiliation with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League and the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. The Aces official team mascot is Boomer, a polar bear. Aces fans are known for using small, ceremonial cow bells painted with the Aces insignia to show their support during games.
Originally a semi-pro club in the Pacific Southwest Hockey League known as the Anchorage Aces, they won the National Amateur Championship in 1993 and 1994. They finished second in 1992 and 1995.
Anchorage was an original WCHL franchise, joining the league in 1995. In 2002, with financial troubles, team owner Michael Cusack put the team up for sale on eBay. The listing was withdrawn when it was discovered that a US$2.3 million bid was a college student's prank. Local ownership was later secured, and they were renamed the Alaska Aces in 2003. The team gained national prominence in 2004 when it signed New Jersey Devils all-star and Alaska-born Scott Gomez after the NHL lockout, who went on to lead the ECHL in scoring and win league Most Valuable Player honors. The triple overtime win against Las Vegas Wranglers (2006) was the third longest game in ECHL history, 113 minutes, 30 seconds long.
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed / Gameday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed / Gameday 12:00pm - 3:00pm