by Kari Bustamante
Channel 2 Sports
10:06 PM AKST, December 19, 2012
The Alaska Aces defeated the Stockton Thunder 4-3 Wednesday night at the Sullivan Arena in a shootout.
Alaska struck first at 9:03 into the game when Alexandre Imbeault netted one off the pass from Cory Syvret. Stockton answered shortly after, with a power play goal from Yannick Riendeau. Joey Crabb would retaliate, giving Alaska a 2-1 lead at intermission.
Mike Little equalized midway through the second, but a goal from Kane Lafranchise put Aces back on top 3-2.
In the final period of play, the Thunder's Justin Maylan would find the back of the net, sending the game into overtime.
After a scoreless OT, a sixth round goal from Cory Syvret would secure the victory for Alaska.
These two teams return to the ice Friday, 7pm at the Sullivan Arena.
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