The Idaho Steelheads answered the first three goals by the Alaska Aces on Wednesday in an ECHL hockey game at CenturyLink Arena. But Alaska took the lead with 2:58 remaining on Peter Sivak’s goal, and the Aces added an empty-netter to pull away for a 5-3 victory over Idaho (11-6-2).
Philippe Desrosiers had 43 saves in net for Idaho.
The loss snapped a seven-game points streak for the Steelheads, while the Aces leap-frogged both Idaho and the Colorado Eagles to claim first place in the Mountain Division. The Steelheads host Alaska again on Friday and Saturday night.