ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Walleye had their nine-game win streak snapped Saturday night with an 8-6 loss to the Aces.
The Aces scored four times in the opening period, starting the game with a commanding 4-0 lead. Toledo’s A.J. Jenks tipped in a rebound at 16:10 for the first Walleye goal of the night, followed by a goal from Tyler Sikura with only 21 seconds left in the period.
In the second period, Toledo fired 15 shots on the Alaska net only to be stopped by Aces goaltender Kevin Carr. However, a shorthanded goal jumpstarted the Alaska offense again 1:03 into the third period. The Aces put up two more goals to lead 7-2.
The power play picked up the third goal of the game for the Walleye as Scott Czarnowczan scored on a five on three advantage at 10:55. Tyson Spink scored two minutes later to make it a 7-4 game. Alaska’s Peter Sivak scored his team’s eighth goal of the night, followed by two more points from Toledo’s Evan Rankin and Nolan Zajac.
Goaltender Cal Heeter stopped 24 of the 32 Alaska shots.
Shane Berschbach picked up an assist on the goal by Czarnowczan, which is the 108th of his Walleye career, tying the team record held by Kyle Rogers
Evan Rankin also caught Rogers in the most points in team history (177) with his third period goal.
Toledo has an overall record of 17-4-0-0 and is 9-3-0-0 on the road.