Reinforcements are on the way to the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.
The Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League have sent the Aces defenseman Stephen Wood and winger Ryan MacMurchy for a three-game homestand against the Fresno Falcons. The series between the teams with matching 11-7-0 records drops Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Sullivan Arena. Both players are expected to arrive in Anchorage this afternoon.
Both players have split time this season between Peoria and Anchorage. Wood is 2-0--2 in 5 games with Alaska and 0-0--0 in 8 games with Peoria. MacMurchy recorded two assists in the Aces' first two games, then was promoted to Peoria, where he went 1-0--1 in 4 games.