The Alaska Aces signed two more players this week as the team continues to build it's roster for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. The glacier blue signed forward Bobby Hughes and goalie James Reid Thursday.
This will be the first stint with the team for Hughes who is entering his sixth pro season at the young age of 24. Most recently the forward played in Germany where he scored 6 goals, added 9 assists, for 15 points in a short 10 game regular season effort. In a press release from the Aces coach Rob Murray said "bobby is a tremendously gifted hockey player. He's got an uncanny ability to score and plays a lot bigger than his size." Coach Murray went on to say "bobby has proven that he is a guy you can build an offense around, and i'm expecting him to be a big part of ours this season."
On the other end of the ice netminder James Reid returns to the team after showing promise last year when goaltenders Gerald Coleman and Adam Courchaine were called up to the AHL. In his short time as a starter with the Aces last year Reid compiled strong numbers posting a record of 6-2-1 with a 2.09 GAA and .910 save percentage.
The Aces open their season Friday October 12th at the Colorado Eagles.