It’s tough going these days for the Alaska Aces. Their existence in Anchorage past next year is in question. On the ice, they were swept at home over the weekend by Colorado.
Despite the low point, with 22 games to play, the Aces are still in the driver’s seat. They have a two-point lead for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Mountain Division over Utah and Missouri, with two games in hand on each.
“The mood’s not good obviously. I don’t know what the record is the last seven or eight games, I don’t know, we might have two wins or a win,” said left wing Tim Coffman. “Obviously guys aren’t happy, there’s some negativity floating around, but that’s normal with it right now. We got to find a way to stay positive and climb out of the slump. We’re still in a playoff spot. The goal is to get that spot and climb as much as we can.”
While these players have been in all kinds of situations, they’re on guard too.
“Guys are frustrated when something like this happens,” said Coffman, who’s a team leader. “It’s probably a good time to go on the road right now, come a little closer, get away from the rink a little bit and hopefully come back with some wins.”
They’ll face Elmira on Thursday.