The Aces fell to the Steelheads 4-3 in a shootout Saturday evening at the Sullivan Arena.
An eventful first period, Idaho's William Rapuzzi struck first off the pass from Tommy Grant at 3:53 into the game. Aces equalized at 13:37 off the score from Ross Ring-Jarvi.
The scoring went back and forth from there, with two tallies from Idaho and two tallies from Alaska (Evan Trupp, Shawn Skelley) to make the game 3-3 at the end of the second period.
Aces are back on the ice next Thursday in San Francisco.