ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

The Aces agree to terms Thursday with rookie foward Ridge Garbutt and rookie defenseman Mike Slowikowski.

Both Garbutt and Slowikowski have played the last four seasons with nationally ranked Utica College. Aces Head Coach Rob Murray said the rookie duo were "highly recommended players."

Garbutt, 23, ended his Utica College career with 78 games played, 29 goals, and 68 points. 

Slowikowski, 25, played in 102 games for Utica College and tallied 15 goals and 27 assists in his Pioneers career. 

The 2013-14 Utica College Pioneers were ranked 18th in the nation and maintained a 2.41 goals per game average.