The wait is over -- Alaska Aces veteran right winger Wes Goldie is the ECHL's all-time sniper.
Goldie scored on the power-play tonight 8 minutes, 23 seconds into the first period at Ontario, cranking a one-timer from the slot for his 369th career goal in the minor league.
Goldie surpassed Rod Taylor's 368. Goldie tied the mark in Anchorage a couple of weeks ago and had gone four games without a goal before he beat Chris Carrozzi on the power play.
According to Aces radio broadcaster Josh Bogorad, the Aces poured off the bench to congratulate Goldie. Nice move on the Reign and their public address announcer to give Goldie kudos during a stoppage in play soon after he scored. Fittingly, Goldie scored off a dish from his center the last two seasons, Brian Swanson, the former NHL pivot.
And, fittingly, Goldie's strike came on the power play -- gee, he's only scored 126 of those in the ECHL.
The goal was Goldie's 34th of the season, one shy of teammate Dan Kissel and Las Vegas' Eric Lampe, who share the lead league at 35. Goldie led the circuit with 46 goals last season, when he was named league MVP and helped the Aces to the second Kelly Cup in franchise history.