ANCHORAGE, Alaska —
The Kelly Cup Champion Alaska Aces have signed two more returning players from last season's title run. Defenseman Chad Anderson and forward Chris Langkow are coming back for another season. Those signings make it 14 returners from the 2010-11 season.
Anderson, 29, is a physical presence on the blue line at 6'4" and 218 pounds. In his first season as an Ace, the former UAA Seawolf scored four goals with 25 assists, while helping Gerald Coleman lead the ECHL with a 2.19 goals against average.
Although not known as a goal scorer, Anderson generated two of Alaska's biggest tallies of the 2011 postseason: The opening strike in game one of the Western Conference Finals against Victoria, and a tie-breaking goal in game five of the Kelly Cup Finals in Kalamazoo.
The Aces open defense of the their championship Friday, October 14th at home against the Las Vegas Wranglers.