Alaska smokes Idaho Steelheads in series opener

Statesman staff

Idaho had no answers for the Aces in ECHL hockey action at CenturyLink Arena, giving up two goals in each period on its way to a 6-1 loss Wednesday night.

The Steelheads (23-19-4) took an early lead on Andre Bouvet-Morrissette’s first-period goal. Alaska (17-22-2) then took control, finding the net twice before the end of the period.

Alaska capitalized on Idaho’s mistakes, scoring both second-period goals on the power play. The Steelheads also gave up a short-handed goal in the third.

Idaho will look to bounce back as both teams take the ice again Friday and Saturday nights at CenturyLink Arena.

NOTE: Idaho’s Jack Campbell is the ECHL goalie of the month.