The Las Vegas Wranglers beat the Alaska Aces 4-2 tonight to split the two-game exhibition series at Sullivan Arena.
NHLer Nate Thompson scored Alaska's first goal and Tommy Mele scored for the second straight night. James Reid made 26 saves for Alaska, which opens the ECHL regular season with games Friday and Saturday at Colorado.
Just a heads-up: The Blog will be dark for the rest of the week. Have a family wedding that can't be missed. If you've got a complaint, register it with Mrs. Blog -- word of warning, you'll be sorry, and they may never find your body. As lovely as she is, she's also tougher than differential equations, she's already in "hockey widow'' mode in the preseason and is not a woman to be trifled with. You are going to have to trust me on that.
Enjoy the start of the real season.