Peter Sivak scored 14 seconds into regulation, and Drew MacKenzie buried his third goal in as many games 31 seconds into the third period as the Aces dominated the Las Vegas Wranglers, 5-1 to assume a commanding three games to none lead in round one of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Game four is Friday in Las Vegas.
Sivak added a second goal at 8:07 of the second period as he and Nick Mazzolini each tallied shorthanded goals in the victory. The Aces outshot the Wranglers 38-18 for the night. Brett Findlay also scored for Alaska.
Sivak and Mazzolini each tallied three points, giving Mazzolini nine in the first three games of the series. Gerald Coleman got the start in net and stopped 17 of 18 Las Vegas shots.